Sonnet of Sonnets

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To write a pithy sonnet takes a plan,

the line, the rhyme, the breaks, they all must be

the form from dead guys in antiquity.

So no free verse (I’m sorry Walt Whitman).

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The form supports the content if it can.

Italian breaks at eight, apparently;

the thought in six fulfills the finale,

iambic five is obvious in the scan.

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So here’s the break at eight (I said before.).

The reader preps to see in this sestet

some brilliant verse that’s terse and rhymed; therefore,

I best press on before I soon forget

the point of this most helpful exercise:

To end with rhyming couplets. Thus,  SURPRISE!

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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8 Responses to Sonnet of Sonnets

  1. susiebell123 says:

    I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I sure love that goat!!! 🙂

  2. ly says:

    Absolutely inspired!!!! Bravo–wait, is that Italian? And Bravo for the goat, too.

  3. Made me smile – thank you!

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