I await for your return every night
across the great sea, with each stroke & breath
you swim, following the path of my light
towards my arms, scented of lilac wreath
How bold are your lips, How strong are your arms
taking me to the highest peaks on earth
Your pleas of passion, readily disarms
sun-flaming my skin, pale as crescent moon
until a storm thunders, rising alarm
casting veil of darkness, mighty waves drown
your body- cold - piercing my side, deep blight
I throw myself from the high tower, doomed-
Choosing death, for without you every night
I'm a shadow, ever searching your light
Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Poetry form: Terza Rima Sonnet - 14 lines. I have used the following pattern: A1. b. A2... b. c. b... c. d. c... d. a. d... A1. A2.
Each night Leander would swim across a stretch of sea to meet his lover Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite. She would guide him by holding up a lighted torch. One night, during a storm, Leander drowned. The grief-stricken Hero threw herself from a tower. Here, the two dead lovers are shown in their tragic, final embrace.