Raven’s Rovi Sonnet

This sonnet is inspired by Ivor Hogg’s Ivorian sonnet form. As I like balance I have divided the sonnet into two septets the first being formed of a triplet and a quatrain, the second a quintain and a couplet. As Ivor set the Ivorian to consistent meter I will do the same here. As with the Ivorian sonnet the rhyme arrangement of the quintain can be in any order giving the following rhyme lay out

Abacdcd (abcde in any order)ee

Therefore if using pentameter the sonnet will appear as follows

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As with the Ivorian sonnet the varying quintain gives a possible 120 different variations.

Example Creative Rhyme by Jez Farmer using abcde quintain

A sonnet composed of fourteen rhyming lines
Expressing words of love, or other things
The restricted verse that nothing confines
As ink flows from the pen on to the page
The poet whispering inner desire
Releasing passion from its gilded cage
To fly freely, to set the world on fire
His sonnets come in so many designs
Each one a place where his heart simply sings
The joys and tears of love have come of age
For words once written will never expire
They are there in the ink for all of time
Though he may die without nickel or dime
His words remain within creative rhyme