1/ Charles Harpur’s love sonnets to Rosa are a model for all love sonnets. Using the style and structure of a Harpur sonnnet, write a love sonnet to your own beloved! Can you create images as fiery as his!
My Dear Beloved,
Lest my love be foiled in some cruel fate.
My heart burns its brightest when drawn on the thought of you
Lest my heartbeat fall into dire straits
Know surely with the setting sun my nights are sleepless with your image
To see a glimpse of your eyes again, to glimpse upon the wicked smile
Would thrill me more than burning of Apollo upon a divided range
And until I hold you, unless you accompany me down a floral aisle
My feelings for you, the winds of time will never be able to change
To hold you, once, twice, forever or even for a while.