Unknown when I return, I take my leave
Treasuring our time together always
I trek through your yard on this chilly eve
Wishing that my route would become a maze
So that alas but one option remains
And back into your embrace I return
To stay in thy abode, free of my pains
Cause my greatest is you, for whom I yearn
Instead farewell must I bid you for now
But one last look upon you I shall take
Turning, through your window I look for thou
But I see thy silhouette so opaque
In this moment I learn my tragedy:
Ev’ry farewell will bring me agony.
I decided to try my hand at sonnets for this writing prompt. I have never written one before, and initially I intended it to be like a Shakespearean sonnet, which turned out to be more difficult than I thought. I realized I have a certain struggle when it comes to recognizing stressed and unstressed syllables, so maintaining the iambic pentameter became secondary to just finishing it. Any feedback is appreciated!