Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate

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Poem inspired by the title of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 142: “Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate.”

Before you instruct me how to sin
in love’s most licentious of ways, know that the moon
observes everything,
my lips imperial red and jaded
when you kiss them forcibly the clouds
above dissipate,
know that night has relished storms far worse than this;
April won’t lament
nor sing inside me for days to come.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Thotpurge says:

    know that the moon observes everything- nicely done!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  2. Eric says:

    i sense a bravery in this. Sanaa, you are a very powerful person!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Wow, Sanaa! Sin and romance are definitely your themes. I love the alliteration in β€˜love’s most licentious of ways’ and the voyeur moon observing the forcible kiss that causes clouds to dissipate.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  4. the real cie says:

    Nicely written!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Real Cie πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  5. Ellecee says:

    I was captured from the beginning β€œbefore you instruct me how to sin” ❣️I do admire your poetry so much πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Kerry says:

    Every line resonates. The voice is very appealing to me. Love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  7. annell4 says:

    I enjoyed reading your write!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    May we all understood that the moon is a witness to everything we do.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  9. Yeppers. As kim says, sin and romance are mos def your muses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. Herotomost says:

    Standing firm is a quality which many don’t have the stomach for. This was a brick wall, and a lovely write. Loved it!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Corey πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  11. Oh yes, you have identified your recurring theme – which I think all your readers could have done for you, too, with the greatest of ease – but none of us could have employed your signature way with words, which always exemplify and even heighten all the passionate sensuality and intense emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ❀️

  12. sherry marr says:

    I love those closing lines. One senses the hard-won wisdom learned by the narrator. Love “the moon sees everything.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. “know that the moon observes everything” Love that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  14. robtkistner says:

    That is beautiful Sanaa! Powerful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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