John Foster's Sonnets
Author: Marion Carroll


His words are soothing, soft and sweet, a lilting, lullaby;
that brings us comfort, when distressed, a salve, for when we cry.

He shares his pain, his joy, his song. His candle burns so bright.
And gives us hope that we shall find, a love that gives us flight.

Oh, to love, and be so beloved, to have, and hold, and keep:
a lovers heart, forevermore, that yet, in death, repletes.

We read his words and dream of this; and lay our hearts upon it:
a prayer for love, just like the one, in John Foster's Sonnets.

------- Author's Notes -------

I wrote this as a comment to one of John's poems (All These Things), and wanted to post it as a poem, in the hope that others will read John's Poetry. Ladies, if you want to know what real love is, John's words are as true as they get.


Comments on this poem/writing:

John F ( -- Tuesday, July 11 2006, 09:54 am

too kind

Thank you Mari for your very kind words. I don't think I deserve such praise as I consider myself just an average poet. But I thank you once again for your sincerity. It is much appreciated.
MC ( -- Tuesday, July 11 2006, 02:44 pm

For an average poet

your poetry conveys the depth of emotion that survives even death. We should all be so lucky to have a love like the one you write about. I think your work should be published, and shared with the whole world. Average poet, my a**! You rank up there with the great ones, my friend.
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, July 11 2006, 10:51 pm


John Foster's poems have gone Marion. I have tried to find them as I would have liked to read his sonnets, but he has apparently left.
barb ( -- Wednesday, July 12 2006, 12:38 am

me too

I looked for John Foster poems too. I couln't find any either.
MC ( -- Wednesday, July 12 2006, 03:45 am


It appears he has been removed from the site. His poems were beautiful. Sorry you didn't get to read them.
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