Grammarian Sonnet Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
Structure: alternate quintains and couplets
Meter: decasyllabic or pentameter
Rhyme Scheme: abbba cc deeed ff

Example

The Rabbit and the Warrior by Jez Farmer

As springtide comes amid the ancient stone
A warrior stands alone as he seeks
The old one with whom holy wisdom speaks
As across the skies the setting sun streaks
A white rabbit stands silently alone
‘Warrior drop your sword’ the rabbit said
‘Take your knee, you will see the way ahead’
‘But rabbit,’ the warrior said, ‘I ask
Can you speak with me in words sage and wise?’
‘Warrior, mine is all beneath the skies
I’ll guide you to where your heart truly lies.’
‘Rabbit, you’ve set yourself quite a task’
The rabbit smiled, ‘The task of love is great
But love will come, the queen is yours by fate’

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