I tried my hand at
An English (Shakespearean) Sonnet
An English sonnet is:
14 line poem
3 quatrains (4 line stanzas) followed by 1 couplet (2 line stanza)
Rhyming scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Cord of Love
I’m gonna live so
God can use me
So you see
The Holy Spirit
In my soul knows
How to clear it
So He shows.
I can feel it
In my heart, Lord,
How you seal it
With Your cord.
It’s the cord of Love
From my God above.
And here is an English Sonnet from poet Tynea Lewis:
All We Will Be
He sits, paying no attention to me.
I wonder what is going through his head.
It hurts knowing friends is all we will be.
His unexpected glace turns my face red.
His mud brown eyes are so piercing and deep.
Then a smile fills his flawless, tanned face.
If only into his heart I could creep.
The slow motion moment makes my heart race.
Our time together is a dream come true
But I fear he can see into my heart.
When I am with him, I don’t feel so blue,
But something new won’t be able to start.
Since nothing will be, onward I must go.
These feelings I have to hide and not show.
Now it’s time for you to try your hand at an English Sonnet.
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