0049 One For The Inner Child

Me, I prefer a long tale
with a happy ending,
said the python
glancing at the
Readers' Digest
on return from
the restroom



(for Jerry,
who likes
short poems)

by Michael Shepherd

Comments (4)

Although this sonnet seems to be an echo of earlier sonnets (24,43,46,47) which deal with the eye/heart relationship, it effectively continues from the previous one and explores the theme of the totality with which the poet's soul has been invaded by the images and the presence of the beloved youth. To such an extent is he infected that the things his eye sees are no longer recorded as such, but are transmuted into the lovely features of the youth, whether they be seas, mountains, day, night, crows or doves. shakespeares-sonnets.com/
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
To feel the love in thy heart, not thy brain...
and thine breath be forever mine