Sonnet 5: Likeness

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A painting or a sculpture of someone you care for can last well beyond one's life, but it can only show so much about a person. Memory does not last forever, but it is far more vivid and captures so much more of what that person really is (and especially what that person is to you).

Submitted: May 25, 2017

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Sonnet 5: Likeness

An artist may, with skill and brush, preserve
Your likeness--capturing with mastery
The way, at that serene yet anxious curve,
Your eyelids meet to rout all flattery.
But even such details in portraiture
Cannot reveal the one behind your eyes;
So I preserve a truer signature
In me of you and try to memorize:
The answers that you give, the jokes I told
That got your loudest laugh, and where you stand
On matters great or small. All this I hold,
And more, for times you are not near at hand.
This portrait in my mind preserves me too--
Sustained by just a thousandth part of you.


© Copyright 2017 Phin Hamak. All rights reserved.

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