Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Small Sonnet on Season-change

PAD Challenge day 12: write a form poem
 (here’s a list of 100 poetic forms for reference),
and/or…Write an anti-form poem.

 (Form poem)
Sonnet 14 is an English or Shakespearean sonnet
which consists of three quatrains followed by a couplet. 
It follows the traditional rhyme scheme of the form: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.

A week ago the world was brown...

and leafy-gold...

Now it is wrapped in a sequin blanket white and cold!
(lost camera found!:)

With thousands of acres of corn still standing
it's hard to welcome Old Man Winter with wide-open arms

Beneath starred sweeps and diamond-studded shawls
The garden sleeps; fall’s final flowers fade
Where eiderdown of heaven decks earth’s halls
And rooms beneath our skin are rearranged
In an attempt to adapt to the art
Of constant change that cannot change time’s ways
And all must learn to reconcile the heart
To ordinary ordinance of days
Where we should have emotions well-rehearsed
But somehow still are taken by surprise
Though season-tides have never been reversed
To satisfy the hunger in our eyes
Where hope is always reaching for the moon
And winter always seems to come too soon

© Janet Martin


  1. OH! I love this, Janet. Especially taken with the 'sequin blanket white and cold'

    I would love to share this on my Facebook page, but only if you are in agreement. And if not, no worries. :)

    Wishing you a beautiful day, Janet...
    Brenda xox

    1. Brenda, thank-you so much for your visit and kindness! I would be honoured if you choose to share this!
      Wishing you a wonder-filled day!

    2. Thank you Janet. :) It's posted on my FB page this morning. If you go to facebook.com/brenleyland, you might be able to see if even you aren't on FB.

    3. thank-you:0 Just sent you a friend request;-)


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