Doing a little handcraft card research on Valentine's greetings and love poems, I came across the sonnet. I have always loved to rhyme, it gets me every time! So I tried my hand at writing a sonnet...or three. That is 14 lines, 10 syllables per line. This outline forces a little more creativity into my normal rhyme game. Check out my sonnets below, maybe they'll inspire you to write your own!
This little ditty is said to be rooted
in patterns of iambic pentameter.
Thru time it has become a bit diluted
"It's blasphemy! Throw tomatoes at her!"
But I do wonder if you'll even count
The number of syllables you shall read?
I'd be certain and without any doubt
That that's just the activity you need
To say it slow and really acknowledge
The count of the times your jaw drops per line.
It's not like a test you'd ace in college
So you can take my word for it, it's fine!
It's alleged there's another line here,
And that it rhymes with itself?! OH dear….
He said he likes it, write another one
I am instantly on a new mission
I suddenly want to say that the sun
Doesn’t get its energy from fission
It's fusion of hydrogen that gives power
But you probably knew it already
If not now's the time, in this very hour
Google it--hey, no search is too petty!
Give yourself some credit and learn a thing
That’s outside what you'd normally know
It'll spice up your brain and give you a zing
And maybe you won't even miss that show!
But no judgment here, please do what you like
If you don't know how, you should take a hike!
If I were to write just one more sonnet,
Yes I would think it should be about him.
There'd be many things to say, doggonit
But I would want to go out on a limb.
Assuming you know the obvious things
Like those blue eyes, long hair, and drum skills,
I'd move on to the stuff behind the scenes
His white glove, snuggle time, and payin bills.
He knows how to make me laugh every time,
And its probably no surprise to you.
The story of our love is so sublime,
That it muses my sonnets and I coo.
No, not a haiku, it's a sonnet I said!
It's a classy poem, like roses of red.