S is for Sonnet

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I’m longing for a warm weather next week

Birds and butterflies with lovely feathers

Not with snow and the weather so bleak

Wearing sweatshirt and all types of measures

Got enough of snow, give me hope or bluff

I feel terrible, I want to go out

Jostle my way to the crowds, I am tough

Ply and face the music in every route

The sun will come out eventually

And I could walk or cycle to the park

Having ice-cream that is so heavenly

Meet friends until the evening sky is dark

And so I am longing to see the sun

Winter is over and I should have fun*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme:

Examples of a rhyming scheme:

#1) abab cdcd efef gg
#2) abba cddc effe gg
#3) abba abba cdcd cd

A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.

An Italian sonnet is composed of an octave, rhyming abbaabba, and a sestet, rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd, or in some variant pattern, but with no closing couplet.

Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.

French sonnets follow in this same pattern, but normally have 12 syllables per line.

For: https://rochellewisoff.com/2022/04/13/15-april-2022/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/wordle-255/, http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2022/04/atozchallenge-shattered-letter-s.html, https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-two-8/

8 responses

  1. Jamie

    I have attempted to write sonnets before. They can be complicated sometimes.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      yes, they could be complicated sometimes. thanks, Jamie 🙂


  2. Cheryl C. Malandrinos

    Another poetry form I am familiar with. Love this sonnet. I am also done with snow.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Cheryl 🙂


  3. Namratha Varadharajan

    Lovely sonnet!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Namratha 🙂


  4. afshan18

    I know how snow sucks for those who experience. As I dont I am curious to see and live in snow 🙂
    Wish u get ur warm weather soon. Good lines

    Dropping by from a to z “The Pensive”

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, afshan 🙂 I still love snow but after months and months of cold weather, I just wish for some warm weather, never mind, I’m off to the Philippines soon ❤


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