This sonnet, like the last, is quite Shakespearean! I must admit, the sort of ambiguous feel of his sonnets (or at least, to our modern English-speaking tongues) makes them quite enjoyably mysterious (and such is the same with these sonnets which I have composed)! I hope, dear readers, that you will read these poems with great gravity and take the time to decipher their true meanings.
-Golden Star Poetry
–and a side note: the reference to salt pillars and looking back on fires refers to a story in the bible in which Lot, a biblical character, and his wife, are instructed by G-d to not look back at Sodom and Gomorrah being destroyed, but Lot’s wife disobeys G-d and does look back, turning into a pillar of salt.
Your eyes are fading in the sunset rimmed
And ice pervades the pupil that was there
Your hands a stonework long and limm’d
Your face so dark that shadows grab your hair
I try to see beyond the mountain west
And hilly landscape in the golden east
But none can make a home that you like best
No cure can calm this coldness in the least
My arms are pillars in the southern skies
And yours that salt returned, from stone
You had to look but one away what lies
At fire raging vast through the unknown.
I hold you in my hands and see you fall
where went our love that seems not here at all?
Copyright 2013 Golden Star Poetry