Neil Gaiman — chrisriddellblog: Dark Sonnet by Neil Gaiman. …

On World Poetry Day, Neil Gaiman posted artwork done by Chris Riddell for Dark Sonnet, a melancholic ode to love.

I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such
although I liked a few folk pretty well
love must be vaster than my smiles or touch
for brave men died and empires rose and fell
for love, girls follow boys to foreign lands
and men have followed women into hell
in plays and poems someone understands
there’s something makes us more than blood and bone
and more than biological demands
for me love’s like the wind unseen, unknown
I see the trees are bending where it’s been
I know that it leaves wreckage where it’s blown
I really don’t know what I love you means
I think it means don’t leave me here alone

~ Neil Gaiman

Find the full poem with images here:

Image and poem credited to Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman respectively

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