Finding my last–free verse–poem unsatisfying, I Googled around looking for a prompt simple enough for me to handle. Although late in the week, Sunday Scribblings http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com/had a prompt of SWEET. A Google search for poetry prompts also located several old prompts for poems. Anaphora poems have recurring words or lines in each stanza. I thought it would be fun to combine the two and make it a sonnet ( love English sonnets) to add to the degree of difficulty.
by Mike Patrick
So sweet, the thoughts of you, which rule my mind.
They languish, ready for my time of need.
All thoughts of loves long past have since resigned
to corners; dreary, dark and gone to seed.
So sweet, the thoughts of your beguiling smile,
which drives your tiny flaws so far away.
Perfection was my view from down the aisle,
and so it’s been, unto this very day.
So sweet, the thoughts of love that holds me near;
that rocks me gently through the joyful night.
While still entwined, we greet the morning dear.
The dark did not conceal your passion’s light.
So sweet, the thoughts of what is yet to come,
as in your arms, my memories succumb.