THE SONNET’S WAY
Now surely there is something to explore
By means of writing metered lines of verse,
Some topic I’ve not scrutinized before
That turning out a sonnet may disburse
Because a composition such as this
Works to evoke from one’s subconscious mind
What otherwise remains in that abyss
And by no other means may be designed.
There’s magic in the web of this old form
That poets over centuries have employed
That stirs one’s brain and makes ideas swarm
Where formerly there’d be a dismal void.
If you don’t know what you may have to say,
Try writing sonnets—let them show the way.