Elemental Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: Quatrain, sestet and quatrain Rhyme Scheme: abab ccddcc fgfg Example: Song of Nature by Jez Farmer The song of nature’s birth is all around, Through all of time its music calls to us, It’s sung in the stars and the earthly ground A song of love that none can e’er … Continue reading Elemental Sonnet


Echo Sonnet

Created by: Jeff Green Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: a1bba2 acca2 adda2 a1a2 Example: Lebensraum by Jez Farmer To find the place where gods reside; just look Into a candle’s solitary flame And listen for their voice to call your name Within the self, and there you’ll find … Continue reading Echo Sonnet

Bardic Sonnet

Created by: William Kenneth Keller Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet 1. The rhyme is to be internal cross rhyme, not end rhyme. This is formally known as interlaced rhyme. The interlaced rhymes should occur within the first 3 feet of the line. 2. Rather than end rhyme, the form employs a type of alliteration … Continue reading Bardic Sonnet

Envelope Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: Octet and sestet Rhyme Scheme: abbacddc efgefg Example: Romancing the Verse by Jez Farmer Romantic heart that graced paper and ink Inspiring poets far beyond your time With words that danced across the years between And on the page your dreams of love are seen By lovers seeking the sense … Continue reading Envelope Sonnet

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