A sonnet may not take one to the brink
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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.