(sonnet split into its stanzas)
Written 22:58 15/09/2003
* revised 16th, within deadline time
Goodnight my love, my dear dreaming amour,
My husband of nineteen contented years,
My love more true than any gone before,
Your thoughts ascend, and my subconscious hears.
Goodnight my cat, diminutive dear friend,
Bewhiskered ball of rare insanity,
I see you stretch in sleeping, end-to-end
In elongated fluffy reverie.
Goodnight my house; the clock ticks softly on,
The tidying can wait another day.
The spiders are still vile to look upon,
Tomorrow I might hoover them away.
Goodnight to moon and worlds light years apart.
Tomorrow all my best intentions start.
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|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|This is nice and humorous. Good job.|
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
This is a warm, funny and terrific little sonnet. Much enjoyed my friend.
Love, Janet xoxoxo
|Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader)
|Ah Christina Rossetti numero duo!
What more need I say!!!!
Thank you so for your sonnetic genius!
Please send this to me, Sara, for the Winter 2004 issue of SONNETTO POESIA. It's a done deal!
Bye for now,
|Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
|Well your good intentions should start with getting a humane, eco friendly spider repellant spray (said the great white mousehunter.)19 years though - pretty good, not quite the 29 me and Teri have run up so far but you're younger....who said poets have no staying power???
I too liked the image of Harley. Another good one.
|Reviewed by Shawn Field
|I like your rhymes in this. They are sleek & flow without being campy or mawkish.
Especially, though, I like the stanza concerning your cat.
A light poem which has set me thinking of bed as well.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Reviewed by C.S. Snow (Reader)
|CRUELTY TO SPIDERS!!!!
But, a great write none the less!
A cat lover meself, I've got a quite dottie one myself. So, I know whereof sara speaks so eloquantly!
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|"Off To Bed" is serious and wit.
An enjoyable reading. An English Sonnet - of our days - bringing up wise thoughts of Eternity.
A profound poetical meal to be digested through reading an outstanding WRITING.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
|great sonnet sara|
|Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader)
|light and beautifully written, i think that i adore this poem, thanks.|