You’d think a sonnet was just a sonnet,
each one the same poetic form
with fourteen lines ever the norm.
Not so, further study on it
reveals variety tectonic:
with use of convoluted rhyme
or no rhyme at all, a heinous crime
Lines broken into octet, sestet
in Italian or Petrarchan style
or twelve lines plus a rhyming couplet
like William Shakespeare’s – quite a trial.
Decide which, and work upon it –
with dedication you’ll compile
a thesis on the forms of sonnets.
for RJ Clarken’s in form poet at Poetic Bloomings. The penultimate day of Octpowrimo wants us to shed light on a dark subject. I’ve strayed somewhat from the spirit of the
prompt, but what the heck, the challenge is almost over, and I’ve written to 95% of the suggested themes.