J is for Jeffreys Sonnet


A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

Julian Majin

Walking at the edge of the earth

From you I’m giving a wide berth

As far away as possible

So I could feel the solitude

The whole world would have me rescued

From your betrayal to grapple


To be able to comprehend

With the beautiful earth, to mend

The heart and soul that was shattered

From the betrayal you have caused

Couldn’t understand the because

I wish the earth could have answered


Two words, “move on” and I will do

Still blue, but I’ve to move forward


(c) ladyleemanila 2017


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For: Photo Challenge #160, #AtoZChallenge – 4-12-2017 – Letter J

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