Oh, for an English Sonnet…

Our brief upon the weekly challenge here
Is that we must a sonnet now devise;
The rules are there, so definite and clear –
A click or two, and they’re before your eyes.
To keep the beat in keeping with the theme
Each emphasis must keep iambic rule;
The  second syllable must always seem
To carry weight, just like some burdened mule.
The famous bard, who lived in Tudor times
Is known for setting out this genre great;
A style that in endearment ever climbs,
Yet can be difficult to emulate.
Oh, Mr. S! You’ll be the death of me!
You have a lot to answer for, I see!

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14 thoughts on “Oh, for an English Sonnet…”

  1. I am gobsmacked! Not because you have written such a brilliant piece but that you did it so quickly when others are struggling or even not going to join in! Wonderful!

  2. * We are not worthy*
    This is just great. I went back and read mine again. The rhythm which you have built into yours seems to have run escaped from mine. Hey ho. I am glad that I didn’t read the rest before doing mine or I would have chickened out of this week’s.
    Bravo Mr Firefly Phil :O)

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