Illini Sonnet Notes

Created by Nel ModglinStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic/Octsayllabic or pentameter/tetrameterSchema: abcabcdbcdecee.Additionally,L1,L4,L5,L8,L9 and L12 are tetrameter and L2,L3,L6,L7,L10,L11,L13 and L14 are pentameter. Example Bloody Admin by Jez Farmer The desk is lonely as dawn breaksAnd outside morning chorus how it singsIn the lazy rays of an early sunIn the kitchen coffee pot shakesIt’s that aroma of all thingsThat … Continue reading Illini Sonnet Notes

Kiwi Pause Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abbaccddeffegg Example Meter Matter by Lawrence Eberhart Constrained by form a sonnet forces rhymeAnd rhyme without some meter is bad verseLike Paul and Mary lacking Peter – worseDiscord will sometimes shout to me, ‘Watch out!’My deafness frequently obscures that shoutAnd bumps appear that other readers … Continue reading Kiwi Pause Notes

Kindergart Klas Sonnet Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abca bcab cabc dd Example Achievements by PK Roy On personal achievements everyonefeels too satisfied, nothing wrong, no sore;But, when one allows success to definewho she's, leads to misery as outcome.To feel good too much attention goes foraccomplishing bigger things and … Continue reading Kindergart Klas Sonnet Notes

John Milton’s Caudated Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet and two sestetsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbaabba cdecde effegg Example Duskfall by Jez Farmer The gentle lapping water echoes duskA lake shimmering bright in purple pinkWhile distant shorelines into shadows sinkAnd the air takes on the eventide’s muskAnd trees whisper as night birds start to buskTheir songs of love inspire a mate … Continue reading John Milton’s Caudated Sonnet Notes

John Tee Sonnet Notes

Structure: QuatorzainMeter: No meter requirementSchema: ABcdefABghijAB Example Watching the Sea by Jez Farmer While sitting on the shore I watched the sea,My heart was seeking the answers of life,I saw the waves, cascading white horsesReleased to run towards the pebbled shoreEach pushing further in towards the landAnd washing sun-baked stones until they shone.While sitting on … Continue reading John Tee 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

#Writephoto: The Rabbit and the Warrior

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

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