So Long As You Can See

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see
A wretched self beside an evil thorn,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Got lost in time with rush of ecstasy;
Attracted by the shades that I have worn,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see.

One day no doubt your ties will be cut free:
We’ll know how much of I, thy did adorn —
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Commit to all our sins; a guilty plea —
And save us both from ridicule and scorn
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see.

If love did not exist this blood must be
The many shades of me that you have torn;
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Agreement we shall make of love decree
Amidst our sins a child that we’ll see born
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

©Alima J Oct 2017
Shakespeare sonnet inspired: villanelle

A secret love…

Beneath the stars, within your arms so tight
When hidden feelings surface from the heart.
Our souls eclipsed the brilliance of the night
 
Were friendships’ shores left open to invite,
Would secrets whispered cause us to depart,
Beneath the stars, within your arms so tight.
 
We lingered long, awash in bright moonlight,
Our forms outlined in alabaster art,
Our souls eclipsed the brilliance of the night.
 
If nothing ventured merely keeps our plight,
Love once professed, may keep our hearts apart?
Beneath the stars, within your arms so tight.
 
Let wishes fly on hope to kiss starlight
And banish fear, for love is worth a start,
Our souls eclipsed the brilliance of the night.
 
To read your heart calls my heart to ignite
And soon the words, from trembling lips impart
Beneath the stars, within your arms so tight,
Our souls eclipsed the brilliance of the night.
 
©Elusive Me
2 April 2016

The Villanelle Collection

The Villanelle Collection – Twenty villanelles from Elusive Me and Ferrick Gray.

Today, the villanelle is accepted to be a nineteen-line poem consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain using two rhymes in a specified order. Throughout the poem there are two repeated lines, called the refrain. The beauty of the villanelle lies in its song-like nature and their refrains impart this musical quality.

Download Link: The Villanelle Collection – Smashwords