THE SONNET TEST
Lumosity is offering a test
For measuring the aptness of my brain
And whether it’s performing at its best
Or showing signs of weakness or of strain.
I’m thinking that I’ll prove my mental mettle
By simply sitting here to write a sonnet,
Which ought to show my mind is in good fettle
And that, faced with a challenge, I’m right on it.
So far so good: the octave’s rounded out
And now we take a turn to bring it home
Having made clear what topic it’s about
While meeting all the measures of this poem.
The couplet is the clincher to make sure
That it’s not only bright but will endure.