Falling Back On Sonnetry
By Dan Schneider
Linked because I don't think the formatting will work in the smaller margins of the blog. Now, Mrs. Schneider...
In the Tightness of my Sonnet
By Jessica Schneider
Linked because you should read the commentary below the poem. Next, Mr. and Mrs. Deering...
Mr. and Mrs. Deering
Each night, my time, all you. These years, longing, too true.
These years, and still, so sad. Long times, nothing. To add,
What if you had, what if you had?
What if you knew, knew how
We flew. The stars, the town The blue, the blue, up-down
And us, smiling, grand flight Water, wet skies, grand sight
Is for us! For us, so right, so right!
My hand, your hand! Give me
Good land, gardens, a spot The sand, soft sun, a lot
To grow, flowers, so vast Of us, laughing, at last
Is life with you! The past, and passed
Is life with you; have not forgot
Those years, us two, not one Those years, us two, not one
Love lived; with you; are gone. Love lived; with you; are gone.
By Neil Hester
Okay, so the Deerings aren't the authors. Another sonnet from a writer who's currently in sonnet mode; the sonnet form is nice because it's relatively short and precise (and therefore reader-friendly, especially to non-poetry readers), but highly capable of layering and deeper meaning (a haiku or limerick can only go so far, enjoyable as they may be). I haven't played much with villanelles and sestinas (just a couple mediocre villanelles), but I'll probably give it a look in the near future. As for the sonnet itself, the choppy style helps to alleviate what would be rather cliché (especially the last line). Finally, green tea; I'm more an earl grey person myself, but the stuff's good for ya~