The moon rises above the old oak trees To shine her beauty across the valley And willow trees are heavy with leaf buds...
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
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
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
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
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
Author’s Notes: Once again KL Caley has supplied a great #Writephoto prompt which can be found here https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/01/writephoto-rabbit/ As I am working on some notes for a sonnet form and need an example I thought I would use the Grammarian Sonnet. My rabbit seems to be more appearing than vanishing but equally mystical I guess … Continue reading #Writephoto: The Rabbit and the Warrior
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
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
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 104 She comes with her basket ready to chooseAnd the farmer comes with his goods to sellIt’s a bargain of faith neither will loseShe wants some apples to bake her a pieHis orchard trees were laden with ripe fruitHer fingers select the apples to buyEach one shining in its autumn green … Continue reading A Taste of September
Structure: 3 quatrains and a coupletMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abab bcbc cdcd dd Example Chica Cherry Cola by Jez Farmer As I lay trying to sleep out the nightI think of your kisses teasing my skinIn the loneliness, I still feel you biteAnd the scratching of your nail like a pinAwake, wide awake, yet I’m … Continue reading Irish Sonnet Notes
Recalling that night, the first time we met Too blind to see the harm in front of me Believing you had come to set me free...
As I lay the black roses on your grave I no longer feel I am strong and brave As winds blows emptiness again today...
Seeing beyond pain to enrich the day A hidden purpose, a reason to dream Releasing the past in a conscious stream...
Old city of art that echoes romance On meandering canals of lost dreams And immoral lovers kiss in a chance...
Created by: Created by Jose Rizal M ReyesStructure: 3 quatrains and a coupletMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abab abab abab ab Example Helen Grew Old by Jose Rizal M Reyes These wrinkles on my face I cannot hide.My limbs are getting weaker by the day.My eyes grow dimmer though they never cried.My hair and crowning glory … Continue reading Indonesian Sonnet Notes
The warrior that hides his tender heart Defiant he battles for truth and love From this, his quest he can never depart...
Lost in the forest I heard a twig break Like a soft whisper hidden in the dark I’m not sure if I’m asleep or awake’....
Amid blustering winds and rain he shines And the seasons turn to the coming spring The Equinox nears in his early signs...
The queen of mountains, a peak for the climb But she is much more than a place to go Inspiring words of an old poet’s rhyme...
Structure: Octet and 2 sestetsMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbacddc efefef ghhgii Example Love in Lockdown by Jez Farmer She was on his mind again late last nightAs he poured his whiskey over ice rocksThe echoes of love and its after shocksBut always her in his head by firelightAnd the midnight hour slips quietly byAs … Continue reading Envelope Sonnet Caudated Notes
Watching the sun rise and the world sleeps on Unaware the night saw another death A short lived life, sunrising and it’s gone...
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 100 My soul is defeated and lost in timeAmong cold echoes of karma’s revengeIn endless repetitions of past crimeI’m driven to the edge of existenceTo breathe emptiness and stare in blacknessFor living this life is fate’s penitenceLike a worthless pawn in a game of chessThe church of madness says I’ll go … Continue reading Dying Angels
Form: French Sonnet 9 Outside the night silent and stillEchoes with my sleepless thoughtsThe thinkings that go on untilMy mind and pills are in cohortsAnd dreams with memories refillSleep or no sleep I’m out of sortsA broken soul drifting through timeAnd living now a surreal mimeSad memories bring the dawn lightA dim farewell to shards … Continue reading Insomniac Witterings
Form: French Sonnet 8 My heart was forever brokenWhen the cemetery gates closedNo more words of love are spokenIt wasn’t so long since I proposedWith a ring as my love’s tokenAnd love conquered all, I supposedWith eyes so bright and lashes longMy heart knew love couldn’t be wrongWe forgot to consider fateAnd her plans behind … Continue reading Til Death Do Us Part
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 61 The quest for love is a path trodden mostWhen every song of love’s wonder boastsAnd the heart feels the longing all aloneWhile the dreams hunger for the fairy taleFor a sweet love from the fantasy zoneDo we dare to ask what love really isWhat comes after the physical desireOn those mundane … Continue reading The Path Most Trodden
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 99 (Tetrameter) From the sea to my glassware pigThe salty songs are sung to meFrom oceans deep, a seasoned gigEssence of Earth and seas, they singTheir broken song in mournful voiceThe price they paid for our tongue’s zingFor salt on chips we made the choiceThe mourning tunes of what we doDraining … Continue reading The Song of Salt
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 98 The password of passion within a kissUnlocking my soul free to her embraceIs not a moment I can e’er dismissOn melancholy days we disagreeI hear her words, their so eager to fightAnd with my silence I let her thoughts beAs I recall our kiss from late last nightIf her frustration … Continue reading Shadowed Doubt
Form: French Sonnet 7 I miss too much hearing her voiceThe constant nagging in my earMy silent answers without choiceSeen as a definitive yes dearI called it love, mine to rejoiceEven embrace; instead of fearAcquiescence just for her smileIt kept me going for awhileBut the fear in me turned aroundAnd the chains of love came … Continue reading Love Unwound
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 60 What is okay and what is not okayThose age old questions that niggle awayMore so when it is love and etiquetteTo meet her eye, not too soon or too lateAnd to kiss her good night, no not quite yetThe shy shuffle, hands in pockets of jeansPerhaps I should start with a … Continue reading Early Days
Form: French Sonnet 6 The laced Swiss cheese that I like bestWith delicate layered ham on soft breadWith creamy butter thinly spreadAnd china plates sparkle and jestWhile potted tea takes on its restOn the table the books to be readAnd her needle is wanting threadWhile fresh baked scents from the scone nestMy hand begins to … Continue reading On Afternoon Tea
Form: Clare's Sonnet That inner urge to clear the leaf strewn groundTo look out and see nothing lying aroundTo empty the mind of all wayward thoughtAnd find the peace that cannot be boughtA sacred space that floats outside of timeWhere bards sing their songs and tell their rhymeAs I fall silent to hear each epic … Continue reading Out of Time
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 96 I see your silhouette set in my mindLike a shadow on a flat sandy beachA perfect outline so clearly definedNot for a second do you leave my thoughtsBecause in a moment I can see youIn a binary print of ones and noughtsA blink of eyes colours come into viewAnd how … Continue reading Invisible Hug
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 97 The dandy young men with the debutante girlsWhile the widows watched over cups of teaAn old time revue of cream cakes and pearlsAmused the old cat for an afternoonAmid the tourists and stripy deck chairsOn a warm summer’s day in early JuneAnd the old cat sauntered with graces and airsGentleman … Continue reading Gentleman Alone
Form: Italian Sonnet 2 The Garden is still heaving at midnightTourists and revellers after a showAnd the last trains are blaring ‘time to go’An atmosphere to awaken delightAs 2am strikes the Garden falls quiteQuiet; now the pubs have closed and clubs glowFor the all-nighters are in their full flowAs another drunk staggers out of sightAnd … Continue reading Ballet and Bandits
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 95 I used to say don’t go so far from meBecause I didn’t want to feel this lostCircumstances changed that yet still we beA union blessed by a love divineAnd learning that patience will see us throughNo matter what, I’m yours and you are mineAs each day passes I’m waiting for … Continue reading Because
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 94 https://youtu.be/_bpS-cOBK6Q Without pain she’s making me cryWhile my fingers expose her fleshPetal by petal, never shyHer pale beauty my sweet delightAnd yes I know this sounds absurdBut her flesh is like the moonlightAs beautiful as any birdI mean every written wordHer fragrance is that of the earthShe’s pungent and so … Continue reading Sonnet to an Onion
Form: French Sonnet 5 https://youtu.be/90WD_ats6eE A Friday night in the lockdownAnd my eyes stare at the neat stackOf Bob Dylan CD’s; aloneA evening in, I’ll hear each trackDrinking beer in a dressing gownWith each song making me look back‘It’s Alright Ma’, not feeling downThe hippie child don’t see no blackThe hippie child seems long agoI … Continue reading Across My Big Brass Bed
Form: French Sonnet 4 One simple desire and it’s thisA properly brewed cup of teaIt’s simple, not hit or missA teaspoon, a pot, let it beA simple way to bring me blissDeep amber tones awaken meAssam scents like a sensual kissReleasing my mind, thinking freeThus ready for work, rest, or playFacing the challenge, a new … Continue reading The Blissful Brew
Free Style Sonnet 1 Created by Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: sestet and octetMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: aaaaaa bbccddee Example Call of Fire by Jez Farmer The gut instinct that comes from a somewhereA someplace but I have never been thereLike a memory held too deep to shareFrom ancient days and my soul is awareIt feeds … Continue reading Free Style Sonnet Notes
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 93 On a summer’s day its juice shines the sunIn slices between the salad greens and plateOr layered on cheese between burger and bunIts summer sweetness runs unabatedYet all that’s wasted in a ketchup jarThe fate of fruit for summer createdThe only goodness in summer by farWhile the crazy lounge out … Continue reading Tomato Sonnet
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 92 Such sadness echoed in beacons of lightMagnified in the silences of timeReflecting the loneliness of the nightAs the eyes opened to the tears they cryAnd letting them go like the melting snowNo more questions to ask of reasons whyJust letting go; letting emotions flowBut still it felt cold in the … Continue reading Moonlight Sonata
Form: French Sonnet 3 He sits outside while they drink teaAnd eat iced chocolate cakeWhile the cold winds make his body acheHe doesn’t complain, waits to seeWho comes out first to set him freeNot that it matters, he will shakeFrom nose to tail he’ll be awakeA good dog, he knows loyaltyHis feathered tail, strokes back … Continue reading Spanner’s Delight
Created by: Created by Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Octet and sestetMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abbaabba abbaab Example The Creative Mind by Jez Farmer The creative mind as sharp as an axeHas no time for acts of complacent thoughtHis soul not for sale and cannot be boughtIn imagined worlds formed in parallaxHis muse shedding her artificial … Continue reading Four Kings Sonnet Notes
Form: French Sonnet 2 There is a day I know will comeIt could be near, it could be farIt will come like a twinkling starAnd Lady fate will take me homeNo matter where I’ve gone to roamI may not say an au revoirOr complete writing my memoirShe’ll be waiting, a silent drumThat keeps the beat … Continue reading Date with Fate
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 91 She is the guiding light flaring through the mistInto the darkest places in my heartRevealing the feelings so long dismissedAs she brings me to a place, calm and stillHer light shines brighter than the stars and moonAnd here I’m safe from the world of ill willAnd I listen to her … Continue reading Goddess of Light
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 90 https://youtu.be/PtoK2CSTehQ We are lost and alone in the twilight We’re caught in shadows where none can see love As deepest blue welcomes the coming night And they watch from their windows but don’t see The spirits of falling night as they dance As with our souls clenched in the you … Continue reading Love in Death
Form: Irish Sonnet Those times I cry, my skin wet with my tearsAlways you are there to brush them awayHearing my pain and the deep hidden fearsUnderstanding the thoughts words cannot sayAnd when I’m lost but you say it is okayWhen my confusion takes over my mindYou see the rainbows hidden in the greyWhile holding … Continue reading From Raven to Crowe
Form: Free Style Sonnet 2 Together we stood closely holding handsThe selfie stick poised awaiting commandsI feel the grimace of faking a smileReality, I want to run a mileBut you want a picture upon your phoneIsn’t a million enough , did I sayIn a mystified and sarcastic wayAnd this time you don’t want to be … Continue reading Fake Smile and Cheesy Mime
Form: Free Style Sonnet 3 I see the starlight beauty in her eyesA glow that shines like a clear winter’s nightAs her smile opens up my heart’s delightAnd her laughter dances like butterfliesThat flutter between roses white and redAnd I watch the breeze that plays with her hairAnd as she reads back the things I … Continue reading Another Day at the Office