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Sonnetical Struggle

December 21, 2009
By ishouldbesolucky PLATINUM, Corvallis, Oregon
ishouldbesolucky PLATINUM, Corvallis, Oregon
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This form restricts me; syllables and rhymes
demand specific placement on the page.
I've tried to start this sonnet many times,
but all the limitations form a cage.
So here we go! Attempting this once more,
a myriad distractions all around,
I sense this structure is a sliding door
without a key or handle to be found.
Pentameter iambic isn’t hard,
but reading it is walking with a limp.
Unless you’re Shakespeare, the immortal Bard
who traveled in his literary blimp.
That last quatrain may not be quality,
but now I'm done, so that's okay with me.

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on May. 26 2012 at 3:25 pm
i_am_so_very_large_and_towering SILVER, Mililani, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"

this made me laugh!!! the last line was the best part and exactly how i feel when i wrote a sonnet:)

on Sep. 3 2010 at 5:44 pm
MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more." -Pilate Dead, Song of Solomon

Yesss haha I hate poems with rhyme, it just seems so childish and weak, like it loses the kick poetry can have.