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Poetry by Roberty Stone, Sonnet: How to write a sonnet

How to write a sonnet
-a sonnet for those who want to write them
Your accents are the basic building blocks
of English writing poetry and prose.
The louder softer sequence rhythm rocks
and forms the feet, the beat, when you compose.

Your rhymes are ornaments delighting ear
of readers keyed to need agreed decreed
but sphere and tier austere and drear appear
when too much used distracting common weed.

Your sonnet must have fourteen goodly lines
and accents five to each and every one.
Some variance dividing stanzas signs
this sample as Shakespearean spell spun.

And well it would be if some meaning found
a hiding place within your sought out sound.

- Robert Stone, 8 January 2012
The next earlier poem by Robert Stone: Poetry by Robert Stone: Questing Upward Slopes, a sonnet

This story was posted on 2012-01-08 09:25:02
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