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  157.     

Prose and poetry

While prose limits, posits, pretends,
To narrow mundane meaning binds,
Fails to touch heart’s deepest core,
Frozen snow blocking freedom’s shore,
Fails when to explore new crests, finds
No rainbow shades, comes to dead ends,
We know why caveman chose to sing
Ere used speech communicating.

Yet, today’s cut-and-dry world speaks—
Prose to touch base, a mundane need,
Poems to reach rarefied peaks,
Oft failing still poorly indeed,
Whilst imitating a dull prose,
The rose forgets when it is rose.
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This unusual sonnet is set in tetra metre. The
octave is rhymed: abccbadd, and the sestet
efefgg.
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- Sonnets | 05.09.12 |
 
Aniruddha Pathak

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  158.     

A Poetic Hunter's Day!

About what shall I write today? Think I!
Starting from letter A, I can write till Z
Any poem, but it's not so interesting too!

Sonnets of different models I have tried,
Written so many poems on all topics.....;
Yet, sonnet looks to be best to write ever!

Again I step upon the known path as usual
Whether it is desert or green meadow.....!
Heard melodies are sweeter than unheard!

My aim is always good, great and solid...!
I have crossed more than half of the part;
Hope you can guess what I mean at here!

Lion cannot always look for a big prey....;
Sometime it has to be satisfied by a hare!
 
Ramesh T A

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  159.     

A Word For It

'Scorn not the sonnet.' Well, I reckon not,
I would not scorn a rondeau, villanelle,
Ballade, sestina, triolet, rondel,
Or e'en a quatrain, humble and forgot,
An so it made my Pegasus to trot
His morning lap what time he heard the bell;
An so it made the poem stuff to jell-
To mix a met.-an so it boil'd the pot.

Oh, sweet set form that varies not a bit!
I taste thy joy, not quite unknown to Keats.
'Scorn? ' Nay, I love thy fine symmetric
grace.
In sonnets one knows always where to quit,
Unlike in other poems where one cheats
And strings it out to fill the yawning
space.
 
Franklin P. Adams

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  160.     

Grain

a grain of sand all heaven may hold,
and the stars spin round a flower;
alchemists exchange precious gold;
philosophers seek the stone of power;

seven wonders may the world awe,
and mysteries be knowledge of few;
the spectacle eyes on calvary saw
be secret of life's creation new;

on seven pillars may wisdom be founded,
and antique oracles fortune foretell,
but in you my trumpet's sounded;
that love i'll never trade nor sell.

simple love may hold all things;
in your love my simple heart sings!


12/ march 31,2012: Palm Sunday
1st Sonnet in my Sonnet series
 
doug bentley

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