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A sonnet may not take one to the brink
of revelations that one wouldn’t reach
without it, but sometimes it makes one think
or introduces logic that can teach.

To intellect a golden diadem,
a sonnet is a crafted, polished thought
as faceted and sparkling as a gem
and may provide a treasure, if that’s sought.

The problem, though, is even though it’s terse,
condensed as brandy, fortified as port,
for some, the second they see that it’s verse
they dismiss it with a derisive snort.

Conveying truths easy to comprehend,
a sonnet may surprise one at the end.

The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.

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The following comments are for "SONNET"
by poeteye

well put.
David from alabama.......
I like your poem very much.
keep writing.

( Posted by: moonrising36109 [Member] On: November 8, 2012 )

Lesson learned
Another fine descriptive of how poety's appeal differs for each reader. I agree that sonnets "should" contain some impact and not just follow the standard sonnet meter. The best sonnets, when read or heard, do not seem to follow a strict format, but those are crafted by very talented, knowlegeable poets. I've tried to write sonnets and just can't get it right.



( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: November 10, 2012 )

Well done Jim...I'm with Brian..though I admire the structure of a sonnet...I spend so much time writing and re-writhing never takes off.

I'm sure Willie S. is squirming in his grave when I attempt it!! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: November 11, 2012 )

But, Bea ...
you are the one who advised me on how to better write a formal sonnet. The last couplet here is a nod to you (informing me of the required "turn").

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: November 11, 2012 )

Oh, and David and Brian ...
Thank you for your encouraging comments. I didn't mean to overlook the time you tok, but, on this one, I was really waiting for Bea to comment, especially.

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: November 11, 2012 )

Thanks for the nod Jim...I love sonnets and know the structure of it...but I'm so intent on getting it right that I write and re-write....then chuck it because I'm not happy with it.

My nonsense rhymes just tumble out with thought...and what you see is what you get! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: November 12, 2012 )

Sorry Jim...that last line should have read "without" thought...stumbling fingers at 4:am here!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: November 12, 2012 )

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