Sonnet 27: Love At First Sight

Early morning scans the sable mantled
Starry night with amber light kissed with tea
Rose hue—spies her comely face whose chandelled
Lids did stall oped, by grace, to gaze on me.
Jet-flecked lapis lazulis flashed with fire—
Limpid portals beguile with guerdons paid
In ogles winking on enflamed desire:
Visual wonders bade my looks be stayed.
Winsome stares and frisson beams, penetrates
Both ways, makes cynosures of prizing eyes—
Lambent glances dost arouse passion mates:
Ovational love beholds day’s sunrise.
Enchanté my dear sterling tiara—
With each new dawn I see coupe de foudre!

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Sonnet 26: Paterfamilias

Happy wedding with our children present,
Her boy my girl ere twain babes born did come—
The count tallies two boys charmed and pleasant,
Two girls fair and lovely—each a good plum.
My wife kept house as ‘twere our gilt Versailles—
Beset clock-round my firm career enthralled.
Tree-lined locus with rills and lochs nearby,
Customs treasured, though velvet dreams forestalled.
Fledglings on-high stooped low and durst defy,
Edict powers I claimed but feigned whilst reigned—
Blessings bibbed with precepts bore no reply,
Save for mean acts, cold shuns, brass spites entrained.
My covert cares buffered unseen troubles—
Their overt snubs spat from carefree bubbles.

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Sonnet 25: Original Seduction

Hell’s Incubus, father of Sin and Death,
Impregns with temptsome seed Eve’s dream gestalt—
Fiend cants supernal fruit in shibboleth:
Godlike by branched knowledge vouchsafes no fault.
Eve of narcissistic bent discovered
On removéd ground by Wiles serpentine—
Nigh seduced by her female charms, suffered
Back hate ere seducing her to incline.
Praised beauty pedestals Eve to goddess
Immaculate—Rib’s pride cloyed on urged sin—
Wife-cum-seductress woos Adam to bliss,
Choose flesh of his flesh, o’er God, reaps chagrin.
Paradise lost by tandem seduction,
Paradise regained by paid redemption.

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Sonnet 24: “My Kingdom for a Horse!”

O divided House of Plantagenet—
York against Lancaster; martial roses,
White versus red: civil war, banishment,
Usurpation! Death till Death reposes!
Succession ambition ruled the canted
Contender, ape-squared The Prince, of suspect
Claim to the Albion throne: his planted
Axiom—‘G’—wrought murderous affect.
A regicidal villain woos to wife
The vexed widow he created; a rude
Ruse, doth wed again for gain—authors strife
For next-in-line nephews: towered ere slewed.
Enthroned! Rivals battle: Lord loses reins—
“My kingdom for a horse! “…Tudor rose reigns!

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Sonnet 23: 12 Labors of Hercules

Roar’s chaste hide skinned, worn proud, proves pride’s mane dead;
Clipped heads double back till seared necks grow naught;
Gilded rack trapped though arrows she out fled;
Goring grunter run-down ere snowbound caught.
Twain waterways bolder-choked sluiced sty clean;
Forged gift rousts bronze-beaked raptors up ere fired;
Horned beast rampages, subdued by Strength’s spleen;
Mares moated, groom downed—mouths stitched—homed retired.
Girded Shrew deigns—baited slain—her boon stole;
Strait through, sun cupped, triune slayed—rustles bugged;
Stymied, lifer freed, picked by trick world’s thole;
Permission conditioned hell’s hound throats tugged.
Spelled insane, slew his clan—Priestess assized,
Twelve years and labors ere immortalized..

Sonnet 22: “…Casual Slaughters…”

Death is the object of impermanence:
Come-at-able mortality renders
Life a transient change of existence—
A fait accompli for played offenders?
The spectered King adverts his paccavi;
Unseen eavesdropping mole poniarded,
An unearthed skull cupped in hand vis-à-vis—
Sycophantic schoolfellows beheaded.
A lady in waiting drove senseless drowned,
Mourning brother envenomed by unction,
Royals imbibe pearled poison—pates uncrowned,
Tortured Dane undone by self-seduction.
Death lives when life dies, yet death’s durance vile
Can commute death’s life if life played shows style.

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Sonnet 21: Alpha Wolf Unpacked

Oh mysterious creature! Wolves pack lairs—
Alfas tread alone. Eerily endowed
With intuitive perception he bares
His fanged precognition—rivals kept cowed.
He advocates by preternatural
Idealism—judges by his canine
Moral code—harmonizes radical
Ends to achieve his perfected design.
Hunts altruistic and selfless causes—
Moonlight romance, deeper than howling thrills!
Cycles of empathy and recluses—
If challenged, on guard Quixote’s windmills!
Cursorial mind, authentic au fait:
His personality—INFJ.

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Sonnet 20: Five Years On

By Jesuit Treason I sappered ‘neath
The Lord’s House to trumpet-down the nacred
Gate: pray my sire canst redeem his bequeath—
With reaped condignity vaulted sacred.
Armed beyond the lamentable Kraken,
With monstrous warrant I nobly pursued
The arrest—twain fugitives—forsaken—
Five years on—Macedonian Calls wooed!
Grasped I the loosed ends of the silver cord,
Forget-Him-not, by my élan vital—
I shan’t release his shade by Acts or Word:
A gilded conceit ruled my rationale.
Recalled! Father racked the lees from my youth—
Kairos! Relent! Freed up and down in sooth!

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SONNET 19: PRECEDENT PRESIDENT

Revolution! Revolution! Freedom
And Liberty trumpeted Providence—
Wartime’s gallant paladin braved treason:
Washington, a seer hip to precedence.
Mounted amid the crossfire he assailed,
Missiles fanned about Fortune’s instrument—
Victory at Yorktown, a hero hailed:
Vanquisher abdicates—sets precedent.
Suffrages all for his Presidency—
Aegis of domestic tranquility—
Palmed incumbent yields for precedency—
To vine and fig tree of felicity.
Farewell Address—entreats constituents
To behoove the Precedent President.

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Sonnet 18: Musica Universalis

From nothing God’s music resonated
Existence into being and beings
Into existence—oh intonated
Harmony dost beautify His pealings!
The music of the spheres, inaudible
To fallen ears—though its divinity
Moves the spirit to create laudable
Measures of classical humanity.
The music of the worldly propagates
Rhythms, melodies and chord progressions:
Moves the body—carnal initiates—
Deaf to choral hymns choired for the heavens.
Supreme Composer fine-tuned order’s score—
Son to conduct requiem come encore.

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