07 December 2007

writing a sonnet

to write a sonnet is not something brave
nor is it yet a matter of wild luck
we dive in and we are not simply stuck
with words that are both humorous and grave
we use such concepts as our minds can save
and find the diamonds lying in the muck
or else the grains for which our fowls loud cluck
and here i've given you the full octave
you take your time and find that without force
the thoughts you have are not just fleeing birds
and you can speak your mind without regret
instead you find that things just take their course
and in their place you set the rhyming words
and here we come to end of the sextet

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