Sonnet V – Not of My Time

There was a time you were unknown to me

We walked our separate paths upon the earth

Then life presented chance discovery

and need displayed at face our meeting’s worth

Below the surface boiled submissive fire

Tempting us to warm to nature’s draw

You appeared despite your oath’s desire

Soothing o’er my wounds that still bled raw

As two forbid complete within one bed

Although our draw and writ would argue so

Brief encounters filled with cautious dread

Midnight hour tolled and soon must go

Not free to roam, you travel guarded way

Content with offered tryst, I’m held at bay

(c) Linda J. Pedley  (from Elizabethan Affair – soon to be released novel)

Victorian artist ~ William Powell Frith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Artist~ William Powell Frith ~ “Lovers” – 1855

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2 responses to “Sonnet V – Not of My Time

  1. Perchance the tome is forthcoming?

  2. Alluring and tantalizing, my friend.

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