Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. The university I attended offered a creative writing class every four years at college. It was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to learn about the different styles of poems. If they don’t offer me a class, I’ll make one of my own. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I titled this sonnet It’s Been Said.
The sonnet form I used
I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write It”s Been Said. Sonnets conform to a pattern.
First, Quatrain establishes the subject of the sonnet. It consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of ABAB.
Second, Quatrain develops the sonnet’s theme. It also consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of CDCD.
Third, Quatrain rounds off the sonnet with a rhyme scheme of EFEF.
The ending couplet should act as the conclusion and uses a GG rhyme scheme.
The poet should use the iambic pentameter when writing a sonnet. I don’t if I can achieve this since I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Also, I will be recovering from having knee replacement surgery. Hang onto your hats. This month’s exploration of poetry should be interesting.
It’s Been said
It been said all you need is love
And I want to believe it is true
It gives us something to rise above
More a heavenly than earthly hue
It is hard to consider love in these dark days
When hearts seem so bitter and cold
Evil passions let loose on the world all ablaze
It is hard to love with a heart so bold
In this virus filled toxic atmosphere
Where lies are truth and truth are lies
It is simpler to tremble in mortal fear
But we mortals must find the courage to rise
Let nothing delay, impede, or supersede
Because love is the only weapon you need
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