This is the earliest of three interconnected sonnets. The latter two already are on poetbay; this is the first publication of this one.

1. Music

Staccato are her lively laughs, and words
Of quick assent when our views harmonize
As when we call ourselves a pair of nerds,
Or fight the penchant to dichotomize.

Legato is her case's measured flow
When it so happens we have disagreed;
My counter points create a to and fro,
One common work--a rare duet indeed!

But what is that I hear across the room?
Her lilting laughter and bright repartee
With someone else. And I want to assume
Its purpose is to pique my jealousy;

And yet, I fear--it sounds so genuineŚ
She likes his company no less than mine.

Sonnet by Rob Graber
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Written on 2017-08-17 at 16:54

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Scharlie Meeuws
cleverly written as always, Rob. And nicely dealt with jealousy...

A delightful read.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I do love reading a sonnet. This is delightful.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done! I'm glad that you finally released this one from the vault.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
blessed be the sonnet, able to carry any load, sing praise or lament, and make us smile.

wonderful rhymes ~