Glorionic Sonnet Notes

Created by Gloria MartinStructure: Octet and a sestetMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: aabbbccc ddedee. Example Black Rose Petals by Jez Farmer As I lay the black roses on your graveI no longer feel I am strong and braveAs winds blows emptiness again todayIt feels like living is so far awayAnd my tears fall where the dark … Continue reading Glorionic Sonnet Notes

Japanese Sonnet Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M ReyesStructure: Quatrain, sestet and quatrainMeter: each line is a haikuSchema: aaaa bbbbbb aaaa Example Sakura Memories by Jez Farmer Sweet scented petals descend on the breeze; fragrant farewell,Memories entwine in rivers of tears; love cannot dispelDark clouds obscure the future and the sun in living hell?Temple chimes echo sounds of … Continue reading Japanese Sonnet Notes

Cypress Tree

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 1 Paint that spirals from the brush tells a taleFrom his eye the image his holy grailAs the turbulent clouds churn up the skyThe golden heads of wheat quiver and callTo where the shady green cypress trees sighOf an artist’s longing in the landscapeAnd he walks for miles to find nature’s viewWithin … Continue reading Cypress Tree

Grammarian Sonnet Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: alternate quintains and coupletsMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: abbba cc deeed ff Example The Rabbit and the Warrior by Jez Farmer As springtide comes amid the ancient stoneA warrior stands alone as he seeksThe old one with whom holy wisdom speaksAs across the skies the setting sun streaksA white … Continue reading Grammarian Sonnet Notes

Soul Secrets

Form: John Tee Sonnet Where shards of light entwine with flowing streams,The magic sings with breezy willow treesWhile lovers hide beneath the rustling greenTheir wedding bed an old moss-covered stoneA secret place behind a weeping veilAnd love whispers with the water's laughterWhere shards of light entwine with flowing streams,The magic sings with breezy willow treesWe … Continue reading Soul Secrets

French Sonnet Notes

French Sonnet IStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Octasyllabic or iambic tetrameterRhyme Schema: abbaabba ccdccd Example On the Way Down by Jez Farmer In darkness whispers kept talking to meAnd whispers echoed around in my mindA growling roar that once was far behindIn the realms of a childhood fantasyThose days before my soul walked strong and freeWhen … Continue reading French Sonnet Notes

To Love

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 105 Only love can caress a broken heartEnticing it to feel the joy againBy easing the pain that tore it apartYet understanding the truth of a shy smileResisting the urge to give all once moreAs finding that strength within takes awhileLearning to trust is harder than beforeTo love again requires a … Continue reading To Love