Saturday, December 31, 2016


               To write a sonnet, it’s best to have a notion
                   By which your train of thought is set in motion:
                   Perhaps it’s just a whisper from your Muse,
                   A simple hint of something you can use
                   To start your train of thought along its track
                   While heady phrases billow from its stack,
                   And by the time you’re midway on your course
                   And well engaged with your creative Source,
                   You start to see where all your thoughts may tend
                   While contemplating how your poem will end,
                   Hoping you’ll develop all your thought,
                   Discovering on your way what you had sought,
                   For once your final couplet has begun,
                   There’s little you may say before you’re done.