by Lillian Csernica on February 28, 2015
My writing has most often taken the forms of fiction and nonfiction. What most people don’t know is that I have written poetry. When I was in high school, I decided sonnets were my favorite form, and of the five variations, I enjoy Spenserian sonnets the most. Alas, I am not much good at writing sonnets.
In the course of my experiments with poetry, I’ve come up with six examples I consider worth keeping. Given that we are on the brink of Spring, I will share with you the poem I wrote that best suits the oncoming season.
CHILD OF ETERNITY
Child of the summer dawn
Child running on the lawn
Singing high and sweet and clear
Never known such pain and fear.
Sweetest Babe, O Blessed Child,
Save me from this world so wild
Running free to chase the sun
You’ve no battles to be won.
Lucky child, no age have you
Dancing on the morning dew
Never old, you’ll ever be
Deep within the heart of me.