A sonnet with its fourteen lines reflects
The fourteen waking hours of one’s day,
The unexpected ways that life connects
Events, showing the mind at work and play.
Who knows, when you awake and day begins,
How chance may change the course of what you’ve
How what intention loses, Fortune wins
In ways that only Fate can understand.
So is it when you set out on the track
A sonnet takes, treading iambically,
But groping, since the way ahead is black,
For only by proceeding can you see.
A sonnet simulates the day’s surprises
By finding more than purpose realizes.