DZ (It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea)

Font Color='#880000'How Shadows Feel /Font

Wherefore these dreams have dug the deepest well,
Beneath earth's sky to drown each day's new break;
A life that lives asleep dies when awake,
But in the lull of night no tears can tell.
Through sleep I've wandered dreams where love seemed real
Against life's loneliness: What hopes within?
To flee the day that dawn brings darkness in:
  For my whole life, I've felt how shadows feel.

I did not know what I was meant to do,
So hid away the day from truth's bright pain
Within a realm of nightlong dreams well known,
But hidden from the light - lost my life too.
  To be with you, my love, and dream again:
  No hiding from the dawn that dreams have shown.

-November 27,2005

User Rating: 5,0 / 5 ( 4 votes ) 2

Comments (2)

nice and I've enjoyed many of your senryus, too.
Beautiful sonnet, David, very moving - great imagery. Going on my favourites for sure. Jon.