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Quilt of Deception
by Carmen Ruggero

Saturday, February 04, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I've been gone long, I know. I am feeling a lot better and coming around just fine and will be back soon. This is not a new sonnet. I just thought to contribute something toward Cupid's day. I guess you might call it farcical.


Spenserian Sonnet

And in the dark, they lay heavy with guilt;
regretting the choice they’d made long ago
when falsehood, piece by piece had built their quilt
and now more lies they thread to hide their woe.
In that starry space lovers seem to know,
they whispered sweet lies, their passion waving;
the flame, the flame consuming hot and slow
for it was flesh not love they were craving.
And all too well they knew they were paving
their way to regret, for the day they’d met
was Cupid’s day off; their lust not worth saving
and yet they married, each feeling in debt.

Still they lay on their lonely bed each night
stitching their needlework words: it was right.

©Carmen Ruggero 2006


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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/15/2007
Penetrating truth herein, Poetess Carmen.
Very well done.
Peace and Blessings,
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 3/14/2006
A portrait of too many loves, not loves.
Reviewed by Helga Ross 2/8/2006
Well done!
Haha. Cupid's day off is a good one!
Nice to see you back, Carmen.

Your sonnet-sister. :)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/8/2006
My goodness!! This cuts to the quick, Carmen, and you have woven the most detailed and fine filigree that is needlepoint sharp and poetically perfect. So complex, this is a magnificent work of art that captures the convolute machinations of mind and body with the accuracy of a heart surgeon. I would not have known where to start with such a topic, but you have designed it wonderfully. TY and bless you... so glad you are feeling better and hope you continue to improve day by day. LOL K xx
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/8/2006
Missed you and your work..don't stay away we need your breathtaking words..brava!!

Reviewed by J M 2/8/2006
Very poignant and the flow is like a Sonnet wonderful work Carmen hope your getting better prayers and blessings. "Happy V Day" early too.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/6/2006
Perfect. I can't add to the other review. They've said it all. Hurry back, you are missed.

Reviewed by Aberjhani 2/6/2006
An exceptional write on the unexpected ironies of intimacy.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/5/2006
hi Carmen ... a pleasure to read your pristine sonnets again ...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/5/2006
Sad is that this does happen. Great use of emotion with words while teaching.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2006
Very glad to see you back, Carmen, and to hear you're feeling well.

And what a sad powerful piece. I think many must meet on Cupid's Day Off.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/5/2006
Happy to see you Carmen!!

I think your poem hit like a rocket....thanks for sharing sis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by RD Larson 2/4/2006
Very poignant and sensitive with a dash of humor. Don't know how you make this magic, girlfriend but you sure do well at it. Glad you're feeling better. The world of readers needs you.!!!! especially ME.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/4/2006
More than worth waiting for! Wit slips in slyly like a tiny harlequin
with lace-edged hearts in the diamonds on the right and purple neon XXX's on the left. In sum: beautifully expressed with a kick {right where Nellie wore 'er beads}. Champ is back, she's back!!:) Pea <3 <3 <3
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/4/2006
True and well crafted. Way to go, Carmen. :-) Continue to heal until you're peppier than five-year-olds. LOL. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/4/2006
Such a sad but beautifully expressed sonnet Carmen. So glad your back with us and feeling better.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2006
Top drawer, but that's all you know my friend!I'm in awe of the way you can put any topic in sonnet form. I'm so glad your feeling better, I've had you in prayer and on the continue..great to see you posting!Take care!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/4/2006

A sonnet with a powerful message; very well written and presented!

You have been missed...I pray continued recovery.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/4/2006
So good to see you back posting on the Board Carmen !
Your absence from the Den has been noted !
I do hope you are making a full recovery from illness by the Grace of God
Continuing to pray for your welfare and well being !
This melancholy sonnet paints the stark and timeless warning " Marry in haste, and repent in leisure ".
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 2/4/2006
Oh Carmen,this lovely poem made me feel sad...that old cupid has much to answer for,does he not?All the lines in this gem made music for me.My favorite two lines are:
'And all too well they knew they were paving
their way to regret, for the day they’d met'
(excellent lines)I enjoyed all the lines and I especially was touched by the last.Top work!
Best wishes always to you and yours

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