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  157.     

mind movement #4

reflecting under the boughs unfurling
gazing skyward and tasting pins of light
a radiant glimmer shown like sterling
as a flock of moonbeams trip in my sight

whispering movements as a string quartet
as they rest aloft their separate branches
leaves, dancing with wind in a silhouette
and time stands still as the twilight blanches

a cumulus cluster filters leaf light
‘tis an origami of twilight opera
and my mind drinks a smile in delight
to imagine the mythical hydra

floating in memories, my reflections
crescendo of soul, natures’ connections


Author notes

Sonnet
Sonnets are formal poems and consist of 14 lines (3 quatrains and a couplet) , traditionally written in iambic pentameter - that is, in lines ten syllables long, with accents falling on every second syllable.
source: shadowpoetry.com
 
Amera Andersen

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  158.     

Fourteen Verses

My passion is to write modern sonnets
Yes indeed modern not traditional.
Iambic pentameter I regret
Is too restrictive and conditional.
I had observed that many years ago.
Expression of thought is more important
Than any well-placed iamb, apropos.
These little songs* are not songs at all; shan’t
Pretend when they're not. Mine are messages
That I compose within fourteen verses:
Some assurances, other presages.
They are my work for better or for worse.
If I fail to convey in fourteen lines
I'd nothing to say and wasted your time.

* Sonnet means little song.
 
Albert Ahearn

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  159.     

The soneteer

My sonnets are not perfect so I must
Pursue with my intention to succeed
In ten long years I've dented but the crust
Whereof this passion was at first decreed..
From time to time it seemed I neared the target,
As each line grew more gently than the last,
But never was I able to forget
That volts hiding in the overcast.
This passion presses principally at weekend
As I review my efforts lately made,
And find a poem that I know I should send
Away to cease its shocking masquerade.

But as I near five hundred sonnets mine
I'll wait to hear the final bell for 'Time'.
 
Eric Bult

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  160.     

How brevity binds my spirit to lift

Some when worship guineas and gold heirloom
Lying buried all year in vaults and cells,
The young fire crackers, and old fret from room,
In temples afar beat when drums and bells,
Time ‘tis when to invoke Goddess of wealth
On thirteenth day of crescent waning moon,
Worried of smoke, noise, and my shying health,
Lost was I in thoughts of old age too soon.

An if festive spirit, what with loud boom
Around, imprisoned scarce be by dark mood—
Even in thoughts of doom in a small room—
It made me on sonnet’s sparse plot to brood:
How brevity binds straying pen from drift,
How her compact frame my spirit uplift!
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- Sonnets | 07.11.12 |
 
Aniruddha Pathak

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