Monday, February 10, 2014


     A sonnet such as Shakespeare often penned
     Most typically explored the topic Love
     As if to help the poet apprehend
     What that mysterious mood consisted of.

     But even he, and many now hereafter,
     Who practice this old art of sonneteering
     Examine topics both more sane and dafter,
     Sometimes reviling, other times revering:

     Which is to say, this multipurpose song
     At times may make the very welkin ring,
     While other times will merely plod along,
     As this one does, with little joy to bring,

          Except it hits its marks and keeps its beat
          Earning no higher accolade than “neat.”