A sonatina sonnetina –
a bagatelle of Beethoven’s
to charm the ear of every listener
delighting in its innocence.

Music makes a happy soul,
a treasure worth much more than gold.

Simple music made for pleasure,
harmony and melody
children learn to fill their leisure
happily, as therapy.

Margo Roby gives us instruction in writing a sonnetina, a shrunken sonnet, at Poetic Bloomings


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5 Responses to Mini-sonnet

  1. Viv, you know my disorders, and I can only say that you’ve described my favorite balm. Whether classical or soothing bluegrass or jazz, I drink in music; it’s my nectar. Thank you for your lovely thoughts. Amy


  2. colonialist says:

    I enjoy playing the Beethoven ones as light relief from sonatas. Never tried writing a sonatina, but doing it in words could be fun!


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