Monday, June 20, 2016


                    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.