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Karen E Peace

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On the Sonnet Form
by Karen E Peace
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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On the Sonnet Form
 
The tight restrictions of the sonnet form
Can wring creative verse from arid minds.
Restrictions of this sort are not the norm,
But efforts to fit in repay in kind.
 
The five iambs, 3 stanzas and a twist
Are scaffolding 'pon which to hang a thought.
When of that structure you have got the gist,
The verse may come surprisingly unsought.
 
A picture frame -- the form -- may grace the verse
With ordered beauty otherwise unfound,
A boundary against the tendency
To uncontrolled and rambling words unsound.
 
It might be better to constrain your verse
Than ramble on and on -- the poet's curse.
 
-- c. 2005


 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/19/2008
You have approached a difficult task and completed it very well, Karen. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Regis



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