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The Wish [Sonnetina Uno]
by Carmen Ruggero
Thursday, February 09, 2006
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The Sonnetina Uno is one of several forms in the Decastich family, which are any 10-lined poems.
The rules for this form are really quite simple.

1. A poem of ten (10) lines.
2. Iambic pentameter (five metrical feet-ten syllables.
3. Blank verse (no rhyming)


If I should have but just one wish to make
before night falls across my pebbly path,
I’d like to see my child walk tall and proud.
If all my needs, and there’s a sum of them,
should have to be forgone to favor one,
I wish for joy to make her spirit blithe;
no dark, twisty bends on the road she walks
but that makes five; I must only choose one.
Well then, I pray she keeps her eyes on God,
He heard me and I know He’ll grant all five. 

Carmen Ruggero©2005




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Reviewed by E. Richardson 9/28/2006
You did the form justice my friend. Excellent work, beautiful composition. Thanks for your recent comments. It is good to see your work again.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 5/1/2006
This is superb..wish I could write sonnets..however I dislike rules so I'll never write!!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/10/2006
I absolutely love this sonnet, Carmen. I am moved by the sentiments expressed throughout the poem for I can completely relate to them and the meaning therein. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/4/2006
Faith and devotion fill the lines of this poem with exceptional beauty. THE WISH shines a light of joy and grace through the reader's heart.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/20/2006
nicely done!! please check out
Haiku ..... 4th grade boys, the kids are so thrilled they are on the internet!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/18/2006
Insightful write!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/18/2006
A wish well thought, Carmen...a lovely prayer.

Reviewed by Jill Carpenter 2/16/2006
This is so nice. I'm glad I stopped by and found this gem. Thank you for sharing it, it was enjoyed. J
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/16/2006
A wonderfully inspired piece Carmen.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/15/2006
This is so lovely, Carmen; wistful and fluid! Straight from the heart and soul. Perfect picture.
Peace and Blessings,
Reviewed by jude forese 2/12/2006
a most inspired meaning within this polished poem ...
Reviewed by Helga Ross 2/11/2006
Carmen, this is wonderful!
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 2/11/2006
Wonderful piece that fits the form and satisfies the content for the reader. Good job, Carmen. I'm glad I stopped by.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/10/2006
Outstanding, Carmen. You did a great job with the form: the meaning inspires, and the poem flows. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/10/2006
Great offering!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/10/2006
Sonnetina Uno Perfecto/a?? Both in form and in concept - and the picture is divine... what a perfect little honey... I may just give this a whirl, Carmen, thank you... LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2006
A marvelous poetic wish, Carmen.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/9/2006
Quintessentially Carmen Ruggero. Which is to say, remarkable.
Which is to say it inadequately. Love the poem, love the writer.
A l w a y s, 'Pea'
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/9/2006
Beautifully penned, Carmen; I haven't tried this form. Love the emotion and imagery you paint in your lines. BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/9/2006

Art flows on to meet wisdom, and an outstanding compostion is fully
delivered through the lines of "The Wish [Sonnetina Uno]".

I salute You, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/9/2006
I'm keeping this one! What a gift! This is what I call perfection Carmen!The sryle, meter and mostly the sentiments;-) Outstanding!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/9/2006
Fabulous. Gotta love it, and I do. This is good stuff.
Reviewed by J M 2/9/2006
This is something to keep for nostalic memories a beautiful poem of a mothers heartfelt wishes for their child to grow strong and guarded by God. Beautiful work Carmen!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/9/2006
When your child or children stay as close as possible to God, their futures are guaranteed, and their safety and personal happiness assured !
This is an exquisite and unusual sonnet derived straight from your honest heart Carmen !
And that Classic picture is so endearing !
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