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
Structure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: 6 syllables or trimeterSchema: abab cded fgfg ce Example Sunrise by Jez Farmer At the beginning of the day I feelJust like a whisper in a lover’s dreamAs remnants of dreams in gold rays congealIn rushing waters of the little streamI feel you standing there right beside meJust like … Continue reading Heather’s Sonnet Notes
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 83 This morning beneath the winter’s grey skiesThis morning whispered the promise of snowAnd in the silence I sat, closed my eyesMy soul entwined within the earth’s embraceAs consciousness floated gently awayI am weightless as I fall into placeIn the soft light of another new dayI’m sat by the pool where … Continue reading Sacred Connection
Those eyes of truth of an innocent child Shine with the wisdom of knowing nothing To grab the heart with the senses beguiled...
Every night I write out my heart and pray you hear a poet calling how I long to hold you in my arm...
Dare to dream of love, a brave heart can dare feel the music ripple, I need to feel sharing my soul with you in dreams we share...
Created by: Lawrence Eberhart.Meter: Lines1 through 12 alternate 15 and 11 syllable. Lines 13 and 14 each have 15 syllablesStructure: Octet and sestetRhyme Scheme: ababcdcd efefgg Example: The Magic by Jez Farmer Only lovers share the true secrets of love that touch the soulThe mystery hidden betwixt stars and moonAnd none may know why the … Continue reading Bush Ballad Meter Sonnet Notes
At last you sleep, so peaceful as the night Begins to drift its way across your dreams To push back shadows the day left in sight...
She hangs in the sky almost full tonight As the clouds scatter to release her light To the summer grasses on which we lay...
Independence of thoughtless mind Government feeds the fascist mind With news reports of hate defined...
Created by Robert BurnsMeter: No meter specifiedStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletRhyme Scheme: abab cddc efef gg Example: A Sonnet upon Sonnets by Robert Burns Fourteen, a sonneteer thy praises sing;What magic myst’ries in that number lie!Your hen hath fourteen eggs beneath her wingsThat fourteen chickens to the roost may fly.Fourteen full pounds the jockey’s … Continue reading Burns’ Sonnet Notes
A solid rock in its mineral state The strength of lust in the romantic state For love began on the very first date...
Your eyes are like the ocean waters deep That swell with mystery as waves rise And the essence of you flows as you weep...
As silent as memorial statues sit As still as a marble carving they sit A time to relax for just a wee bit...
And in all those times I have watched you fly I’ve never asked the questions how and why How I wish to find my own set of wings...
If you take my hand, then let me guide you I’ll speak of my heart, always love is true Please whisper softly of all you desire ...
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameterStructure: 2 sestets and a coupletRhyme Scheme: abcabc defdef gg Example: The Dance by Jez Farmer And should we dance the tango once again?For now the moon is falling from the sky,While sultry music fades into silence,And time is rushing on to dreaded whenWe’ll share a kiss before we say goodbyeAnd clocks … Continue reading Brisbane Sonnet Notes
A vow of love made with a ring My promise given in a ring My heart says this is the right thing...
Her nature swells in the waves of the sea For she is as pure as the waters there And she rolls on the tide for you and me...
In glares of light that explode in the sky Just don’t speak to me, don’t you dare touch me Another squealing flare disturbs the night
You moved silently like the gentle air Without sound to disturb my sleeping mind As I wake I wonder if you were there
Created by: William Lisle BowlesMeter: Iambic pentameter or decasyllabicStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletRhyme Scheme: abba cddc effe gg Example: On hearing the Bells at Sea by William Lisle Bowles How sweet the tuneful bells' responsive peal!As when at opening dawn the fragrant breezeTouches the trembling sense of pale disease,So piercing to my heart their … Continue reading Bowlesian Sonnet Notes
Worn are the faces of aged stone graves Sun, wind, and rain have beaten all to dust. Words lost to time in twilight’s damask waves
Our love died at the setting of the sun, As the day darkened along with the heart. Like unwinding string our embrace is undone
The instant world of everyday life Has little to share with the time gone by As pausing for breath is being too weak
The white emptiness of a cold blank canvas So naked without the stroke of the brush The gentle caress of creative thought
On cold windy nights I remember you You said I was cute while tickling my ears You best friend forever, no matter what
We sip on white wine to the sounds of night Our glasses glimmering in the moonlight No clouds obscuring the soft silver rays
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameterStructure: Four triplets and a coupletRhyme Scheme: AAa BBb CCc DDd ee Example: Esbat Sonnet by Jez Farmer My Lady shines between the land and sea,Her lunar light that shimmers on the sea,In her fullness I see my destiny.Her guiding hand to lead the ebb and flow,Her gentle touch that brings natural … Continue reading Blues Sonnet Notes
The sweet words enticing the ear to love Handmaiden, goddess smiling from above In the persuasion of lyrical verse
In these, the darkest hours, I feel so wrong Alone and longing to look in your eyes To find the answer of love, my heart’s song
What is wrong with you, what is wrong with me What is this thing that has us in its grasp Like captives in bondage, yet we are free
He plays his flute where forest and glade meet Songs of love and they come on dancing feet From the rivers and from the distant seas
Blank Verse Sonnet NotesMeter: Decasyllabic or PentameterStructure: QuatorzainRhyme Scheme: None specified Example: Sleepless Night by Jez Farmer The night is waiting in silver moonlight,For lips to meet and share a lover's kiss,Between the hushened pleas and wanting sighs,As parting clouds reveal the moon is full,The night of sleepless dreaming has begun.The quiet stillness found in … Continue reading Blank Verse Sonnet Notes
Her beauty captivates my heart in chains Of sweet lust rushing through my raptured veins My nemesis of illicit desire
As twilight shadows dissolve in the sand And echoes of day drift out to the sea Your lips flutter on the palm of my hand
My gift to you that your eyes cannot see To lift your heart so I may kiss your soul With love pronounced by delicate decree
Just like the warm embers love glows within It’s waiting like we do for the weekend And time to rekindle flames, skin on skin
Love, don’t let your soul drift so far from me Not even for a day, that is too long Yet I will wait ‘til you desire to be
And how empty is this world without you There’s no breath of air and no sound of joy Just lonely darkness, alone without a clue
Her nest is snug, perfect for a small mouse A place to sleep and store the nuts and seeds Her face twitches as she looks at her house
Meter: Iambic pentameter or decasyllabic lines Structure: Either the Petrachan octet and sestet or the English three quatrains and a couplet
The keys that hold the secret sounds of art To please the soul with the beauty of song Each note touching love while we are apart
The pleasure of feeding your hunger and need In your moment of want and sensual greed With her mind floating on your unclipped wings
Safe in the dark and sacred space of prayer But can the promise of love be found there When love is more than a memorised vow
I stare at the pieces for one to fit A broken picture and nothing is clear Impatience waiting for one to appear
In the vague morning light I look at you And question the lust of the night before I look at you and I see nothing new...
I hear them say that love is mortal sin If that is the case, I accept my fate A curse that’s made at a devil’s chagrin
There is more between the blue and the pink ‘Ambiguous’ as was written in ink A word that says the binary is wrong