Scorned Advances

By Leineco

(an Italian Sonnet)

Speak not to me of love’s delight
nor whisper words of ecstasy.
Leave be the thought of wooing me,
I’ll not succumb to ardor’s might
nor soar to passion’s fatal height.
My heart is closed to loving thee
and thus it shall forever be,
for love is banished from my sight.

The scars I bear from passion’s reign
shall long remind me not to fly
into the blaze of rapture’s flame
nor sing sweet notes of love’s refrain.
So sir, I pray thee, pass me by,
entice me not to love’s sure pain.

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Copyright 2013 Leineco
Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • FadedBlues On Monday, April 8, 2013, FadedBlues (2938)By person wrote:'s a very attractive form. an admirer would delight in being spurned in such a beautiful way...

  • Leineco On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Leineco (62)By person wrote:

    Thank you :-) I do try to make the spurning as pleasant as possible for the spurnee LOL

  • Alchemist On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Alchemist (860)By person wrote:

    This had a very classical feel, I loved it if that is permitted!?

  • Leineco On Monday, April 8, 2013, Leineco (62)By person wrote:

    Thank you...I wanted to try out the "classical" voice. I am glad to her it worked :-)

  • Leineco On Monday, April 8, 2013, Leineco (62)By person wrote:

    hear that is. Permission granted :-)

  • A former member wrote: beautiful and headstrong. great flow. thank you.

  • Leineco On Monday, April 8, 2013, Leineco (62)By person wrote:

    Thank you :-)

  • A former member wrote: "You reject my advances in desperate pleas. I won't let you let me down so easily.... so easily..."

  • Leineco On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Leineco (62)By person wrote:

    how many times must I say many times must you hear, before it is perfectly clear....your advances are not welcome here!.

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