Of Self and Love

Form: Free Verse I have no wish to return to the days of youth when my eyes were blind to truth when innocence lacked the wisdom to understand and virtue kindled the lies of self and love I wish I had known then the reality of me and that loving you would open my eyes … Continue reading Of Self and Love

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Then and Now

Form: Free Verse There was a time a time that is now so long ago when I gave you my heart

Two Witnesses

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 16 We stand together as we watch love’s death Once lovers, it’s only pain that we feel Still we stand as what was takes its last breath

Malaysian Sonnet

This sonnet was created by the Philippine poet Jose Rizal M. Reyes. It uses an English structure of 3 quatrains and a couplet with a Spanish rhyme scheme. This gives the following rhyme meter aaba bbcb ccdc dd Example: Flying High by Jez Farmer My love, we're flying high above the night and through unguarded … Continue reading Malaysian Sonnet

The Dreaming

Form: American Libre Sonnet Was it a just dream that you called me here And do you still call me to be your guy In this dark place where all I feel is fear

Too Old for Love

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 14 I want to love you, but I don’t know how These complex feelings that make little sense Confuse my simple heart with then and now

Cornish Sonnet 3

Cornish Sonnet 3 Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: Abacbc dedfeF AF

It

Form: Free Verse One winter’s day they looked at me and said

Cornish Sonnet 2

Cornish Sonnet 2 Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abacbC dedfeF CF

Sloe Gin

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 13 You are my Achilles heel like sloe gin You burn me with the flames from deep within To leave my senses exposed to the pain

Cornish Sonnet 1

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameterStructure: 2 sestets and a coupletRhyme Scheme: Abacbc Dedfef AD Example: Lost Chances by Jez Farmer While walking rough roads my feet sore and bare, And dreams were far beyond my outstretched hands, Within the realms where no angels will dare, You turned away each time I reached for you, You wanted … Continue reading Cornish Sonnet 1

Possession

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 12 If I ask you to show me all, reveal Your beauty with nothing left to conceal Would you let me see the woman inside?

Break Up

Form: Arabian Sonnet 3 (tetrameter) Your love was never meant for me And now my words must make me see

A Shadowy Stare

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 13 My love is not the hearts and flowers kind That empty promise wrapped in chocolate

Destruction

Form: Arabian Sonnet I wish I could see more within your eyes Beyond the sparkle to where the truth sighs What is hidden beneath the sweet disguise?

Rondeau

Rondeau The Rondeau is a challenging refraining stanza form. It consists of three stanzas, a quintet, a quatrain and a sestet. The first phrase of the first stanza sets the refrain, in fact the whole first line may be used if the poet so wishes.

The Artist

Form: Free Verse The feelings are mine in a stroke of a brush a thousand words hidden in fine lines an image that says nothing in its stillness yet reveals everything in its silence where graphite marks paper there is only truth and my muse stands still whilst my hand follows my eye from his … Continue reading The Artist

Your Choice

Form: Free Verse I can’t take the power it is not mine to take yet it is my desire to possess it when you choose to give it

Gang Rule

Form: Curtal Sonnet The three black cats that live by my Nan Gang up at dusk and strut about looking tough

Raven’s Rovi Sonnet

This sonnet was 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.