The second edition of Sonets from the Chesapeke is available today, with additional sonets (the sonets have two five line stanzas with a concluding couplet).
Here are a couple:
Toss a coin into a lake. Go ahead.
Just please be sure to miss the (friendly) fish.
They were there first. If you wish to wait
until the wave is gone, get comfortable.
It’s never gone, just beyond your vision.
His joy was like a wave,
Splash like laughter, washing wavering
Flowing out in all directions
Was all we saw, all we could see.
But I’ll tell you—this I know.
Such joy in life could never dissipate.
Touch the water. Hear it laugh.
Night of the harvest I dive in,
swimming toward the bay.
The moon rented the creek for the night
But didn’t mind our play
Or wouldn’t say
If it did. The water warm
from the day, still, still
in the breathless calm, the stars shuttered
at the moon’s will,
and ours, until
you. We float, touch, hold, part,
Within, the gravity of absent stars.