August 28: Do You Want to Write a Sonnet?

As every English student has found out,
A sonnet can be writ by anyone-
From rhyming word pairs inspiration sprouts,
Resulting in a bit of scanning fun,

And pride in saying, “Look at what I wrote!”
Enjoying kinship with great wordsmiths past,
Since, thanks to Shakespeare, sonnets form connotes
Refinement, passion, cleverness, and class.

Now, since you know the baics of the craft,
And your successes cannot but impel
You onward, you are competent to draft
Sestinas, ballads, odes, and villanelles.

Don’t be intimidated. Sit. Think. Write.
It’s pretty much what I do every night.

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4 responses to “August 28: Do You Want to Write a Sonnet?

  1. A very uncharitable comment … 🙊

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