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

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A brilliant collaboration!

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.