The Briefest Moment

The Briefest Moment
Form: Japanese Sonnet

The briefest moment caught in lover's eyes,
reflect the pleasure found within her sighs,
and though my passioned heart may not disguise
the love I feel beneath the moonlit skies.
Yet come the early rays of morning's dawn
the depth of love in paradise, ne'er withdrawn,
so sweetly whispers o'er a summer's lawn,
to kiss her ears with tender words each morn,
such loving words my lips have freely strewn,
upon the breeze my love becomes airborne.
Until the day succumbs into the lunar rise,
twilight consoles silent and longing cries,
the seeking spirit sighs, and ne'er denies
that briefest moment caught in lover's eyes



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