The Erotes: Anteros

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 20 The Erotes: Anteros, god of requited love A tumult of emotions around me And I prayed love was something you’d see Like revealed cards my hand was out on show

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Arabian Sonnet Notes

Arabian Sonnet Created by: Jose Rizal M. Reyes Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 quatrains and two triplets Rhyme Scheme: aaaa bbbb ccc ddd

Exam Hell

Form: Couplets Months of work coming to a final test, three-hour papers in hot rooms, it’s no jest. Classics, linguistics, fine art, all for me,

The Marriage Portrait

Form: Ballad Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Cunera van der Cock by Frans van Mieris the Elder, 1657/8, oil on vellum inlaid on oak. Currently located in the collection of the National Gallery, London, UK

Whisper of Wisdom

Form: Arabian Sonnet I heard his whisper on that darkest night So clear it touched my soul with purest light I didn’t think to fight or take to flight

Terracotta

Form: Free Verse Sir, can it be that your living flesh so ruggedly defined like the chiselled marble statue of David in the V&A

Love

Form: Quatrains Love, a state of contradiction and such, a world of deep joy, yet agony too. Is it enough or could it be too much?

Kisses of Seduction

Form: Free Verse In those eyes of innocence I saw your supplication as a graceful goddess offering her hand and I see your face in all the beauty of love

Take It to the Bridge

Form: Epistle Hello, my sweet distraction of love and how you distract me as my mind searches for words and all my thoughts lead to you

Bounce

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 20 A man cannot feel love that never was Nor can he lose his soul to a closed mind Although he may search for it just because

FA Cup Final 2008

Form: Quatrains My lads are both Portsmouth boys, and today they are full of football joys. Portsmouth have won the cup to their loudest cheers

Making a Mesh of It

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 18 It’s when we touch, I catch the lust of night And feel the wildfires of want spark alight The play of my hands is moulding your flesh

The River

Form: Balassi Stanza Skies of dusky pink clouds Where the nightfall enshrouds The river of floating dreams

Amanda’s Dark Sonnet

Amanda’s Dark Sonnet Meter: Decasyllabic or Iambic pentameter Structure: Two septets with the first word of each septet being alliterative Rhyme Scheme: Aabbcca Abbccdd

Someone Else’s Kiss

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 19 What does it matter her love doesn’t care Now my soul sings with a different song In the starlight the night she wasn’t there

The Coming of May

Form: Arabian Onegin Sonnet Prompt: Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac As the warming sun comes to shine in May It is as clear as the night follows day A pattern formed, no matter come what may

Lonely Place

Form: English Sonnet The reflections of early summer sun, Glistens again on my windows this year, They blend invisibly ready for fun

Stormy Nights

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 18 I held her in my arms on nights like this Her calmness from the savage storm outside As lightning flashed on her lips placed one kiss

The Wall

Form: Australian Sonnet Prompt: A Wall in Naples by Thomas Jones (1782, oil sketch) An old stone wall with no wisdom to tell No secret glimpses into times long past And the feet walk on with no questions asked

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