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. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because 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. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Ageless Love.
The sonnet form I used to write Ageless Love
I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write Ageless Love. There is a certain pattern used in one of these poems
First, Quatrain establishs 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. My guess is pain killers will be involved. Hang onto your hats. This month’s exploration of poetry should be interesting.
There is a comfortable splendor
In the lines etched in your face
And your arms wrapped so tender
Holding me in a warm embrace
The buoyant cast to your crystal blue eyes
The measure of loving in our later days
A hidden sadness unspoken we can’t disguise
Death will force us to go our separate ways
It may not come today or tomorrow
But eventually one of us will have to go
Leaving the other to grieve and sorrow
The Grim Reaper our relentless foe
So let us love furiously with no sense of time
With a passion immortal and pleasure sublime
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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