Sample Sonnets
by students of Gideon O. Burton

by Kim Thompson

When eyes at last behold the close of Time,
As Time absolves the moments once controlled
And meadows mix with chasms; magma, lime
And granite ebb and flow with seas of gold
And red. Then will I come to you and see,
Amidst disrupted stones and beds unmanned,
That I am found in you. And you in me
Will find the mirrored eye and tracing hand
That perfectly unites with mine, to make
One whole of what was incomplete alone.
And I can see eternity, a lake
Around our island: one transparent stone
     That bears a name, which voiced, eliminates
     Both You and I as time disintegrates.

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