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Willi's reluctant Farewell Sonnet to his illicit love.

Your beauty did not wane with fleeting cheer;
What bold adventure would I not accept
On your behalf, but for this truth: it’s clear,
Your love broods in bewilderment, and kept
From mine—all for the sake of being true.
So I concede; I know you cannot break
A solemn pledge that’s still upheld by you,
Not likely to be shattered for my sake;
But since I must depart, one final thought;
I pray you won’t forget these words I say,
With which I end a love that’s been for naught?
Then know: If you should think of me some day
And feel a soft touch on your pensive face—
A memory has kissed you in my place.

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Dear Jerryk

There is utter beauty in this sonnet, if it is I who has inspired it, I stand tall.
Your title in my very humble opinion does not need Teddy in it, it should be yours, with a fine title to go with the content. Every time I read a sonnet makes me fall more in love with its form. As I have only achieved one I am happy with that but I am sure I will again find my fire to write more.

Thank you...Teddy

I toyed with the thought to remove your name from the title, but after my previous write, I wanted Willy to say a proper farewell to you. I hope he didn't cross the line, silly boy that he is. Have a happy day, filled with fine notions for perfect sonnets.
Jerry

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such resplendent work. like a whispered prayer...ever gently.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

it's so good to see you on this fun site, and I'm pleased that you like the above sonnet. (I think every lady should have a sonnet dedicated to her--don't you?
The Book of Styx is marvelous and I would highly recommend it. I still keep my copy handy for--when I'm in the mood for Cat's sinister and clever verses.
Say hello to Eddy for me (I wish I could be more like him; may the saints preserve me, lol). Bye for now. Jerry

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I'm a long time fan of your work! a couple of debilitating health developments have kept me away. but I'm back now. thank you for the kindness of plugging my books, lol. eddy is still writing, maybe he will post something soon:) you take care!

*hugs, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

I have often wondered about absence, but here you are, dear lady. Alas, at my age of--well--2 month shy of 86, I am not free of minor aches either, but,I'm so sorry about you maladies. Take care of yourself and stay in touch. Jerry

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