Category Archives: Fate

Sonnet 13: Arch Umbrage

Rapt by shades of psyche! My moiety
Of good wanes meet to my waxing shadow:
My pride’s conceit—void of reality.
Bedeviled! How ought I to undergo?
The fiendish shadow jags to bleed-out fair
Reason ere sponges my wits from my brain—
Depleted esse, dearth of pith—Oh nightmare!
Grey eminence tries to rule sane insane.
Till myself-absorbs-myself to waken—
I refuse refuge in Elysium
To do time in dwale ‘twixt Lord and Satan:
Love mine arch umbrage from Delirium‽
Adjure and jubilate! Lest I project
Shadows of Guernica—life painted wrecked.

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Sonnet 10: Love Thy Fate

Oh Daughter, my errant renaissance lass,
Oracular master of the tarot,
Asks: Why doth my tempered mettle tilt pas
D’armes? Mercurial stars limned your tableau.
Reeled by destiny you intrigued to raze
Down your divided homes, parting estranged—
Time-worn grudge sunsets to bid us all raise
Your rising sons betimes: change to be changed.
I lament your woes with profound regret,
Bury them dead in this apology—
As parents we love dear whom we beget:
The holy grail of our astrology.
Love the absurd, life’s joyful happy state—
Hail wandering planets and love thy fate.

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