Lighthouse Sonnet Series

Lighthouse Sonnet Series

lighthouse sonnet
Cheerful Lighthouse My Love

Cheerful Lighthouse My Love – A Lighthouse Sonnet 

Such fond memories oft come o’er me still
Where I languish all these years so peaceful,
Of days when I sailed strong, ne’er feeble,
Of the cheerful lighthouse upon the hill,
Happy and cozy, he forbade the chill
From the sea round me, and I so grateful
Fell in love with his light always faithful,
Captain, O’ my captain, promise you will,
Ne’er take me far from his welcoming light,
When the day comes I am not seaworthy,
And from the vast sea must forever go,
Ne’er let me be alone throughout the night,
When like the lighthouse I become earthy,
Moored so near the love of my heart and soul.


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My Lighthouse My Home

My Lighthouse My Home – A Lighthouse Sonnet

O’ for the days of my lighthouse, my home,
As a child I scampered o’er the island,
Beautiful green meadows I loved to roam,
And danced happy with the fae hand in hand,
On my head I wore wreaths of sweet flowers
Made by dear Gizzel, delightful faerie,
Together we would wander many hours
Dancing and singing songs, oh so merry,
We loved to climb the steps and count just right,
To the top of the lighthouse, tap tap tap,
And stare in amazement at the huge light,
Which nightly guided the ships like a map,
O’ for the days of my lighthouse, my home,
For the days when Gizzel and I did roam.



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Leave Me Not Without Your Guiding Light

Leave Me Not Without Your Guiding Light – A Lighthouse Sonnet

As I now journey across unknown seas,
Leave me not without your guiding light,
For you I have followed, my mind at ease,
Many a year you have helped me thru the night,
Alone, I turned to you, kept you in sight,
You are always within my heart and soul,
And I find comfort in your guiding light,
Your wisdom and caring with me will go
Wherever I journey within life’s flow,
If troubled waters I should come upon,
I will have the memories I love so,
And they will guide me as I carry on,
You are my lighthouse, a shining beacon,
And the one to turn to, should I weaken.

© 2018 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I am an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am currently an author on HubPages. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

10 thoughts on “Lighthouse Sonnet Series

  • August 9, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    Lovely, magical works with a salty sea taste and anchored by those towers of light that guide us home. Nicely evoked and penned Phyllis and very much enjoyed.

  • August 9, 2018 at 12:25 AM

    I always enjoy a good sonnet, Phyllis, and you have delivered three here. Lighthouses always seem to hold a magical appeal to me as well. I loved the paintings you used as images too.

  • August 9, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    A triple set of sonnet’s so beautiful and visually presented here Phyllis. Thankfully those light houses have been a beacon of hope and longing for many a sailor over the years. It leads them home safely with it’s brilliant lights. I can see them shining brightly in the night, you’ve given them life here dear poet. Bravo and kudos to you.

  • August 16, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Wow excellent 3 presents in one. I especially loved the 1st and 3rd one. The flow and rhyming we excellent. I am a huge fan of lighthouses. I always visit the one in Cape May in New Jersey when we go there. Great work my friend. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while. It seems to take me longer to create nowadays, I feel almost overwhelmed with my new job and such, almost like my muse took some time off too.

    • August 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM

      Thank you so much, Paul, for your kind praise. I love lighthouses and always wanted to be a caretaker of one – they have such great history. The Cape May Lighthouse is very impressive and still operating since it was built in 1859. The double wall structure can withstand winds several times that of hurricanes. The view from the top must be astounding – I would love to climb that spiral staircase and feel the exhilaration of being up top. It is good to hear from you. I send best wishes that all goes well with your new job. Take care.

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