In spring, we bloom; uncertain futures fly.
My dreams alive, we ache to touch, be free,
To crash together; bodies burn on high.
But fire is only ash, so soon you flee.
We run to summer, race against the clock.
With smiles so fake and wide, you’d think us stone.
I dance, you skirt, my every move you block.
This war cannot be won with love alone.
With fall, the whispers come, too soft to hear,
We brace ourselves against the coming cold.
I dream our flesh as one, to have you near,
But you remain on guard, our path foretold.
As winter’s tide arrives, love is unseen,
We drift along our sea with miles between.
19 thoughts on “Miles Between”
That is a beautiful sonnet , wow.. You appear to write effortlessly !
Thank you so much! You don’t know how much that means to me!
It was very touching..I loved the ending!
Lovely sonnet, darling — personal but artistic, well crafted with perfect rhythm. Don’t think I’ve read poetry from you before (and mea culpa indeed) but is this a relatively new thing?
Thanks Helena! I’ve just started trying my hand at it and this is my first attempt at a sonnet. It was trying but I enjoyed it!
Arden, so lovely! A lifespan of love in 14 lines. You’ve crafted such visceral emotions and visual images so cleverly.
Wow! Thanks Asha 🙂 That means so much!
I love so much how you incorporated the seasons. Your sonnet is so good!
Thanks!! I didn’t think in a million years I’d end up liking it. Sonnets are hard! Haha
I liked the structure of the seasons, too, though so sad to end with winter…
Loved the whispering fall, and I could just see that winter sea.
Thank you Jennifer! That means a lot! This was my first sonnet and it is definitely one of the more challenging things I have ever tried! But, I have to say I really enjoyed it 🙂
I agree with Jennifer – the way you moved through the seasons was so good.
Thank you Cyn!
This reads like the dance you describe–back and forth, back and forth. Well done.
Thanks Natalie! 🙂
I really enjoyed your use of the seasons as a mirror for the stages in love. Beautifully written, Arden!
Thank you very much!
“With smiles so fake and wide, you’d think us stone.” —Yeah! Probably my own experience showing through, but I read this as the ending of a long distance love affair.
Thanks Nate! That’s an interesting take! I love how people read different things 🙂 Makes this fun!