Clare’s Sonnet


Created by: John Clare
Meter: Any
Structure: Quatorzain of couplets
Rhyme Scheme: aabbccddeeffgg
Example: Line by Line by Jez Farmer

The soft touch of her lover’s lips
On her skin his tongue slowly skips
His hunger, her passion as one
Defining love’s erotic fun
Without words, with a metered beat
Their verse inscribed in sexual feet
A dance, a song, a poem found
She drags her nails in the soft ground
His mouth lingers in moist sweetness
The craving thirsting completeness
In a song of love and desire
Her eyes closing within his fire
Their sonnet composed line by line
At the crest where souls combine


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