Brisbane Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter

Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet

Rhyme Scheme: abcabc defdef gg

Example: Home by Jez Farmer

Those sweeter thoughts are lost to mundane grey
As stormy winds clear out a dreamy night
And drudgeries of daylight take their place
In slumber’s embrace, I would rather stay
And feel your kiss that sets my soul alight
As my eyes see the smile that lights your face
That smile that makes my day become worthwhile
Liberating my heart to beat again
As my fingers tap on another key
And for you I would walk that extra mile
Through summer sun and winter’s snow and rain
Until I am where I am meant to be
Darling, wherever life may make me roam
It is with you, my love, that I am home

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