Let other poets write of their sweet loves
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johnholmes
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One of my sonnets taken from my book, Wordsworth and Coleridge and selected sonnets, available on Amazon.

Let other poets write of their sweet loves

Let other poets write of their sweet loves

and talk of them as though a goddess true,

as though she were surrounded by white doves

while other birds sing from the summer blue.

And kings; O let them have their sov'reigns gold,

full-stamp'd with their proud portrait finely wrought,

for though a portrait bright 'tis ever cold --

a worthless prize unlook'd for and unsought.

So let the poets sit and dream and think

and let proud kings count their golden treasure,

for thy rich beauty shines thru' this black ink

making this page priceless beyond measure --

Leave kings to count and poets down to sit

if this not true in truth I never writ.

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