In comparing you to a frosty night
I find you nibble my fingers and lips
As the jack o’ lantern sheds its pale light
You warm my blood with your velveteen nips.
Silver buckled shoe and dainty stocking
Aqua and gold stripes make up your disguise
Cut against the stars, your voice is mocking
Your vibrant eyes reveal feminine lies.
I have loved you since before I was born
I saw first your face in the mirrored moon
Your tears: the dewdrops I collect each morn
Saucy love, we will be together soon.
Under lamplight I meet you each autumn
Your faithless heart I will forever strum.
An image of dark love and eternal passions
I love the echoes of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 in the opening lines of this hauntingly beautiful sonnet by Jaya Avendel of Nin Chronicles. The last line gives me shivers! Thank you for killing us softly with this sonnet…