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Sonnet VI

Benjamin Brantley 1984 (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

June 22 


I am so much enamored with my muse,
I have not for to want anything more.
She brings me great inspiration in truth!
With her I feel as though my heart could soar.

At last I know the meaning of true love!
The sentence in her eyes has come to me
As yet conveying grace from God above:
A touch of virtue by Divinity.

If ever she were mine, 'twould be such glee,
As that of lovers joined in wedded bliss!
If ever I were her affinity
She’d requite my affections with a kiss.

With hope in this, I aim to spur acclaim
That men everywhere would speak of her fame.

About this poem

Ironically, I do not know the name of the woman who inspired this poem, but I was inspired by the writing of Anne Bradstreet, and I have taken after her example. T'is such a pity, but alas! I think a muse's name is best left to mystery.

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Benjamin Brantley

I have traveled to Germany, and to the United Kingdom (Great Britain), yet have grown up mostly on the sunny side of the western coast of the United States of America. I have great enjoyment in biblical study, and the romantic arts. I have been single for twenty years. more…

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