With immense thanks to Thomas for helping me fix the rhythm of this Shakespearean sonnet. 




Sonnet

 

I’ll make you live forever in fourteen lines.

Well, thirteen now. And after this, even

A dozen would do to address your whines

And give your heart something to believe in.

In eight lines or so, I’ll praise you as if

You’re a living goddess, treading the Earth

With every step and stride. I’ll make you sniff

A rose, lauding your beauty, its very worth—

Surpassing certainly the fragile flower,

So lovely, so incomparably rare.

The once-brave longings of my heart shall cower

In front of your eyes’ otherworldly glare.

All at once, I’ll make a poetic turn,

And let your jealous lovers rage and burn!



Bibek Adhikari 





Sonnet by Bibek
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Written on 2018-10-25 at 17:44

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Loved every line. Great collaboration.
Ashe
2018-10-28


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A brilliant collaboration!
2018-10-27


Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
It was a privilege and a joy to help however I could. Your dedication to the formal aspects of poetry is commendable, and I enjoyed the wit of this piece especially.
2018-10-26