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

Sonette XX

Poem (Canso): 

Consider I the darkened road ahead,
And test of love that waits my dame and me;
None to life returns from eternitie,
But none for love living hath Hades tread.
If fail I, then here will I come when dead,
And be the closer to my fair beautie.
Th’underworld king cannot claim victorie
If she and I he hopes to remain spread.
But this fate I cannot the squire demand,
So he from my service sent home I grant
That he may love, while hath in glass the sand,
For such is greatest jewel that man could want.
Alone I am, yet not alone in soule,
For dwelleth there my love to make me whole.