Friday, March 11, 2016


                 To write a sonnet, Serendipity
                 Is the true Muse to piously invoke
                 For meter to match matter properly
                 And travel easily under one yoke.

                 You cannot know ahead when you start out
                 Where the exigencies of beat and rhyme
                 Will ultimately show what it’s about
                 As it emerges from the deep Sublime;

                 Therefore, to write a sonnet is to play
                  A game of hazards, hoping for good luck
                  And that from all our language’s array
                  Of rhymes, we’ll have the skillfulness to pluck

                       Exactly what we need for the right place
                       To make the sonnet end with style and grace.