Lofty Lakes Are Black Lagoons (English sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Oct 24, 2017

In that blue lake I wanted to believe -
It's sapphire ripples moulding with your form -
But, oh! to think on how I was deceived
As lofty lakes are seldom swam in warm.
I dwelled and ran about your rocky shores
Before I took the final fateful dive;
If only hearts were built on sturdy floors,
We wouldn't drown while keeping them alive.
In naked depths and one more liquid kiss,
I dragged my lungs to where the air could reach,
But now my aching soul is quite amiss
And I lie drowning on this lonely beach.
Beware the love in which you are marooned;
Beware the mountains and their black lagoons.


Ben Pickard


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  • 3 weeks ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)


  • 4 weeks ago

    by S s...

    Ben, I am not even near to judge this poem.
    All I can say I loved every bit of it just like your previous ones.

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Shane - your comments mean a lot.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Another excellent sonnet. You make it look so easy. Milly x

  • 4 weeks ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Benny - another amazing sonnet
    How do you do it.. glad its nominated

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Scott Cole

    Great poem Ben, awesome

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