I know this pain, this anguished lonely night.
My life was so before you gave your heart
To me and God did bind us man and wife.
Two souls now one, no man can drive apart.
Your Love’s alchemy has so altered me,
My ice bound heart thawed by your loving glance,
That every breath and thought I have is thee,
Though parted we may be by time and chance.
The darkened earth deprived of sun so waits
The jealous moon to pass, and likewise I,
Deprived of sight and touch of thee, do ache.
I know our souls are one, yet still I sigh.
When this eclipse is done, beloved wife,
United we will be for all of life.
This sonnet is from my novel Forsaking All Other, written by one character for another. That I am posting it rather than something new is an indication of how pressed for time I am at the moment. I am in the middle of editing my next novel The Bridled Tongue and it seems to be taking up every hour that I am not actually at work. For me, this second novel is so much harder write than the first. I hope it is simply that my standards have risen. All being well, The Bridled Tongue will step into the daylight on 1 March 2020. In the interim, I may only be able to post every fortnight.
Image of a solar eclipse by kesie91 from Pixabay
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