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...
2017-10-08


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
A delightful read.
Ashe.
2017-08-20


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I do love reading a sonnet. This is delightful.
2017-08-20


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done! I'm glad that you finally released this one from the vault.
2017-08-17


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 ~
2017-08-17