English Sonnet

Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Example: The Black Hound of Destiny by Jez Farmer As darkness takes our souls to hell what has become of pleasant dreams when death has tolled its final bell no one remains to hear the screams. Gwyllgi calls, the … Continue reading English Sonnet

Busta Sonnetto 2

Rhyme Scheme: abcba deed fghgf Meter: No meter requirement Structure: Quintain, quatrain and quintain Example: Divine Pleasures by Jez Farmer The chime that travels in to yesterday An echo of youth now so distant When the heat of summer meant endless fun Responsibility non-existent When all we had to do was run and play The … Continue reading Busta Sonnetto 2

Balanced Sonnet

Created by: Barbara Dilworth Structure: 2 Septets Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Rhyme Scheme: ababcbc dedefef Example: Empty Throne by Jez Farmer I’m yielding to the will of fate’s command And letting go so I may dance again For love is never to be at my hand Instead I grieve but deny feeling pain For all … Continue reading Balanced Sonnet

Busta Sonetto 1

Meter: No meter requirement Structure: 2 quintains and a quatrain Rhyme Scheme: abcba defed ghhg Example: Danish Prince by Jez Farmer A soliloquy questions life or death One man’s desperate plea seeking choice As he utters ‘to be or not to be’ The strain echoing in his troubled voice And again as he draws into … Continue reading Busta Sonetto 1

Burns’ Sonnet

Meter: No meter requirement Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abab cddc effe gg Example: Final Justice by Jez Farmer The door slammed shut, I was alone again With thoughts for friends and darkness my comfort Watching the place where my body was slain My spirit watches without a consort I see the … Continue reading Burns’ Sonnet

Arabian Onegin Sonnet

Structure: 2 quatrains and 2 triplets Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Rhyme Scheme: AaAa BBbb CdC DDd Example: There is no Try, Just Can by Jez Farmer My heart calls to the mountains and valleys As I wander the dingy town allies My heart calls to the mountains and valleys Where the ancient souls still hold … Continue reading Arabian Onegin Sonnet

Brisbane Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abcabc defdef gg Example: Home by Jez Farmer Those sweeter thoughts are lost to mundane grey As stormy winds clear out a dreamy night And drudgeries of daylight take their place In slumber’s embrace, I would rather stay And feel your kiss that … Continue reading Brisbane Sonnet

American Libre Sonnet

Created by: Jose Rizal M. Reyes Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Rhyme Scheme: abab bbcc cdcd ee Example: Questions in the Dark by Jez Farmer Sweet love of mine, within my dark world shine And be the one to dry my face of tears In this desolate world can you … Continue reading American Libre Sonnet