What started out as a quirky little self imposed challenge...


To write a sonnet is a lively quest
Not taken up by the modern poet
The preference for a rhyming couplet
Fourteen lines to put flesh on the target
Whether an ode to a swooning starlet
Or study the cry from a minaret
The sonnet is best as a vocal test
One must not only write words as the text
Now sing the words for the greatest effect
To this add a cogent meme to exist
With resolution and thematic zest
All this for the sake of describing best
The illusive thoughts from a poet’s breast
Which my pen has finally layed to rest

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-08-01 at 01:57

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm very impressed that you built this sonnet on just two rhymes! Bravissimo! (And yes, the last line is a good sound pentameter: three trochees, two iambs.)

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Good work, Joe. This is fine, and a good poetic pushing past your comfort zone.

(The last line is pentameter. Bibek miscounted, I believe).

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I wish I could do that. Extra kudos for the "cogent meme" reference.

I cherish the effort, Josephus. I think the last line is one syllable short to be in pentameter.