. Obsession an Alfred Dorn sonnet As candles gently glow in amber light The picture centered high upon the wall appears to take a life form of its own. Yet, thoughts of her are stronger on this night. He views her fleeting image in the hall, as he sits drunk, contented and alone. He rises, sets the glass upon the sink. She appears only when he takes a drink. Yet thoughts of her are stronger on this night He stumbles through the hall to hesitate then tremble as his body chokes with fright to see her form begin to levitate, sprout angels’ wings then suddenly take flight, while he remains to curse the hand of fate. . . The Spectral Lines a rondelet The spectral lines through prisms solely lovers’ view. The spectral lines, where mass and energy combine. The nearer red, the distant blue, two separate hearts that meld into the spectral lines . . Tamara Beryl Latham is a retired Research and Development chemist who is originally from Brisbane, Australia, but currently resides in Virginia. Tamara was the Forum Moderator for Metric Poetry on the Moontown Cafe.com internet site. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, anthologies and literary reviews.