Sonnet VI

Twice blessed, the bright return of this clear star,
My well-loved sun, makes glad my days and nights,
And she, who captivates by mirrored light,
Shines down in milk-white splendor from afar.

O sister moon! I watch and wait for you,
When twilight turns toward dark-blue skies above.
It’s then I feel that all my ardent love
Has come to bring me joy when you’re in view.

While Earth and other planets one by one,
Go swirling round and round my mighty sun,
I’m awestruck by the beauty of deep night.

And when at last my sun has washed away
The eastern sky with streaks of rosy light,
My lover’s smiles will match this bright new day.

© 2000 Alice Park

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