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 Road Trip.
The sonnet form I used to write Road Trip
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.
First blush of sunrise in a cloudless golden sky
The rest of the world slumbering in bed
A wave to curtained window to say good-by
Rumble of a motorcycle engine in my sleepy head
The cool morning dew kissing my naked skin
I should have wore my heavy leather jacket
The adventure of a lifetime is about to begin
Gliding down the highway with the engine’s racket
Backroads lined with corn and soybeans
Emerge into city traffic and towers of steel
Cruising on our powerful magic machines
Onward to destinations with adventurous appeal
Catch up with friends somewhere down the road
Wondering the highways and living the biker code.
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