a collection of literature from poets, bards, songwriters, and skalds in the SCA

Sonette V

Poem (Canso): 

Scarlet anchors that from wreck did me save
Announce in sunlight the hilly lands beyond:
What stranger can I stay in such a land?
Let me explore with strong will and form brave.
O, were I not so bound as passion’s slave!
This realm, this Eden, is untouched by hand,
And, while I feel that soul-forged lover’s bond,
I dare not pluck the ripe fruit that Eve have.
Nonetheless, is this not what God hath wrought?
Did not He toil for the love of man?
Let me but praise him, and take what I have sought,
For nature’s will is but of Heaven’s plan.
My love, my sweet, let me thee full embrace,
Forging divine what had once been but base.