Biographical Poetry posted July 25, 2010 Chapters: 1 2 -3- 4... 

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For my dearest friend, Michael

A chapter in the book My Book of Favored Sonnets

Eternity Beckoned

by Dawn of Tomorrow

Thy mem'ry drifts in star-lit raven skies.
O Michael, let thy whispers ride the wind,
deliver comfort to my blurry eyes.
I'll meet thee, friend, when life He doth rescind

and find thee in a hope-lined realm of love,
embraced by peace once searched for but not found,
yet overflows in paradise above.
Until then, bathe me, let thy words surround

and swirl in pools of mourning lover's tears
that formed while crying to the midnight moon
for she who haunted all thy living years;
a phantom lover in a scriber's tune.

O bard, I'll miss thy sweet poetic wine
yet know true love was found in one Divine.

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Michael had a passion for the old world tone and he was quite a romantic at heart. I tried to capture him a bit here with his longing for love and the old world tone thrown in. I miss him every day and pray he has found that peace and love he so craved.

A traditional sonnet is a very structured poem with a specific number of lines (14), a specific poetic form of quatrains (three), followed by a couplet (two lines) and a specific rhyming scheme (abab, cdcd, efef, gg). The poem is written in either iambic tetrameter (four feet of da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM da-DUM) or five feet of the same beat (DUM is the stressed syllable). It is not a form to be taken lightly but is a delight to write (and read) if one is willing to commit to the structural form. Generally, sonnets are written about love, life or philosophy.
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