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).


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.


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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