oh, just a whim...

On Writing Sonnets

Imagery can make your sonnet grim...
If purposeless you staple every word
If only in your coup the words do brim
They never rise to heaven like a bird

For contents you should always give a damn
Just counting rhythm never gets you where
The words do flow and give a dunk that's slam
You need to dare to make the reader care...

And here's the line traditional where shift
Is needed to excitement give at all
The sonnet needs to keep its head a-lift

Don't close your heart to matters seeming small...
And finally you happy close the deal
Your sonnet is completed, with a seal!

Poetry by Caprice
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Written on 2009-05-21 at 12:46

Tags Sonnet  Rhythm 

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Rob Graber
Nice one!