William Shakespeare once wrote a sonnet about love, probably the best-known among the 154 he wrote – Sonnet 18. I heard a beautiful song on YouTube this morning sung by David Gilmour and put to the words of this sonnet. It inspired me to write this reply:
What would thy lines in memory provide,
When life’s dear moments in our presence shine?
Thy constant words recall a former tide,
But lasting coupled souls far more we pine.
In heaven’s home where flames eternal glaze,
A thought so pleasant swiftly warms a heart;
Yet hand in hand together we’ll be raised,
A perfect seal upon our heads support.
The pen makes her a summer sun so bright,
Still there’s one Son whose gift comes most supreme;
Atonement brings us to the Source of light,
And further binds our love in endless beam.
So don’t chance breath or eyes alone to save,
That which the Christ can keep beyond the grave.
I was directed to your site only a couple of weeks ago and made the decision to go back and read from the beginning. As one who is still waiting for the other half of “lasting coupled souls” and the promise of “a perfect seal upon our heads,” I felt I had to write and tell you how beautiful I found this reply to Sonnet 18.
And thank you for all the other uplifting, enlightening, and thought-provoking entries you have posted.
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