Loving Cup

Loving Cup – Sonnet

Come drink from my silver cup of love
and taste the nectar of the gods
Listen to the coo of the mourning dove
Perched on the bough defying the odds
'The wine will relax your tenseness'
Said he assuredly to the young maiden
She turned, aware of his immenseness
His weight the look of the heavily laden
She accepted the drink with pleasure
As he guided her to the place under the tree
She noticed in her cup the very large measure 
'Why sir', she said, 'is all of this for me?'
'Please my dear, drink it down it will help you'
As he purposely plied her with Satan’s brew 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to:
DVerse Poets Meeting at the Bar hosted by Bjorn
Tonight Bjorn is hosting and has challenged us to
write a Sonnet.  This is my first attempt at the form. I chose
a Shakespearean sonnet which has a rhyme scheme in
three quartets followed by a couplet (containing the volta) as follows. 

Ending with the Concluding couplet

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  30 comments for “Loving Cup

  1. January 20, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Me thinks no good is afoot here Christine…

    • Christine Bolton
      January 20, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Methinks not! 🙂

  2. January 19, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Well done cautionary tale… oh and I found the recipe for Satan’s brew:


    Cheers 🍻

    • Christine Bolton
      January 20, 2019 at 12:07 am

      HAHA! I love it 🤣 Thanks for reading …. and searching for that recipe!

  3. January 5, 2019 at 8:21 am

    like the plot in a play, a scene so tense, the heavy lidded eyes enticing her more, but i felt a tinge of sarcasm in her question, like she had some forewarning a feeling in her bones, very nice Christine!!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      She knew what he was up to with the large drink but she didn’t know it was spiked 😳

      • January 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

        i would never underestimate a woman’s intuition!

      • Christine Bolton
        January 5, 2019 at 10:32 pm


  4. January 5, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I really enjoyed this Christine, specially the ending. I love Shakespearean sonnets and you have written this so well. 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Thank you my dear Punam. It was fun to write 🙂💕

      • January 5, 2019 at 2:47 am

        You are welcome! ❤️

  5. January 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Young maidens, beware this cup! Fine piece of writing here.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      And men with a large girth! LOL! Thanks so much Lynn 🙂

  6. January 4, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I feel how cold it became all of the sudden when we realize the knight’s predatory aspect is made clear.

    Great subject for a sonnet.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Bjorn!

  7. January 4, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Well done… very sinister! Seems I seen your sonnet on the tabloid news!
    “purposely he plied her…”

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much. I 🙂 have fun writing it. I’m happy it worked out for my first attempt!

      • January 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        Sounds like we are in the same boat! This was my first one as well.

      • Christine Bolton
        January 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

        Yours was great! I actually enjoyed doing it. I have a little book of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and love reading them. 🙂

      • January 4, 2019 at 6:47 pm

        Thanks! This is my first encounter with sonnets!!

  8. January 4, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Interesting suggestion of “Satan’s brew” at the end in the large silver cup.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Yes, the liar!! 🙂 Thanks for reading Frank

  9. January 4, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Fun… Oh, that wine… What do we do?

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      I know right? Downright wicked! 🙂

  10. January 4, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I like the language and structure of your sonnet, Christine, and especially the evil twist in the final couplet.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      Oh thank you so much Kim. I’m new to sonnets so your feedback is wonderful. Much appreciated 🙂

  11. January 4, 2019 at 1:32 am

    You had your own chiller tonight! Wow!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      HeeHee, I did! 🙂 Thanks Lisa

  12. January 4, 2019 at 12:39 am

    This gave me chills. Evil has a way of hiding in pretty places.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Yes it does! Thanks for reading 🙂

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