What gilded fire hast thou within me lit
When once thou hast so deep thy fingers prest;
What hale, such perfection doth acquit
When light-acquainted fire doth bestow?
From lightest dost thou brush, to deepest touch;
For verge thou mee as though of thine possessed:
From out thy mastery, ownership as such
For mee, this fiery lightning set aglow.
May’ once, an I escape thee, light as well;
Might fire as hast thou lit be thus expressed;
May’ hearty lightning mine, and flame impel;
Might I, thine elements alight, thee know?
Can I, thy lightning’s fyre, reflect as blest;
Come I, as thy desire shall overflow?
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
Oh, I think Jake would love this one.
“Can I, thy lightning’s fyre, reflect as blest;
Come I, as thy desire shall overflow?”
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Thank you, sweetest: I do believe I pulled out all my chaffy stops for this one. Sometimes a sequence doesn’t want to end until its ready.
The “lucky three” have been calling to me these several days now.