To write a sonnet such as Shakespeare did,
You make each line in syllables of ten,
For which it’s best the Metric Muse you bid:
“Please send me alternating beats, amen.”
Then you’ve an easy rhyme scheme to play out:
EF/GG, which you can do, no doubt,
Unless you’re number-challenged or tone deaf.
Of course, you need a subject to explore
And most traditionally, the topic’s love
As you enumerate what you adore
In one o’er whom no other stands above.
A tidy couplet tightly ends your song,
Which, if as good as Shakespeare’s, may live long.