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 writing different styles of poetry. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Spring.
The sonnet form I used to write Spring
I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write…..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.
Lush green carpet covering the newly thawed ground
Where once a blanket of white lie down to rest
Interrupted by budding flowers on their annual rebound
Hatchlings call from the safety of their mother’s nest
Leaves budding on the naked trees
In wonderous shades of pink and white
The soft whisper of a southern breeze
Bees buzzing from bloom to bloom in flight
Storm clouds gather on the horizon
Reminding us of springs fickle nature
Lightning flashes, thunder rolls so brazen
Spring isn’t a chaos causing amateur
We relax and breath deep after the storm passes
And gaze on the season with rose colored glasses
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