Odysseus To Calypso (Free Verse Sonnet)

(in answer to S. J. Pretorius)

Calypso here I do live in love totally free,
where you are sleeping against me in the dark night
and against me you are full of love, supple and soft,
a bliss for all of the my earthly desires,
still deep in my heart burns my old longing
of my country that waits on the other side of the ocean,
while I hear at night and in the day
the old afflictions of the sea and wind,
our passion makes everything bright and of nothing I am blinded
where constantly in my thoughts I do find new fervour,
do early in the morning notice the sun rising over the horizon,
do sometimes as a child and still as a man find you,
where you do free me from my own terrible pain time after time
but about the going away that is coming I am becoming without words.

[Reference: "Odusseus" by S. J. Pretorius.]

© Gert Strydom

by Gert Strydom

Comments (5)

Need one for squads in fortnite? Anyone down?
Sweet joy befall all...very cute joyful poem
Sweet.........so gentle
Pure. Innocent. Sweet. Made me smile as I read.
Infant Joy? The joy of life?