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What Not To Write A Sonnet About

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You can't write a sonnet about writing sonnets, true.
Shakespeare wrote sonnets, they were about love.
You could write a sonnet about the sky so blue,
Or an object, like a table, or a white dove.

But not about writing a sonnet, no,
Not about its rhyme scheme and fourteen lines
Stick to writing about a camp fire's glow,
Or the sound of wind whistling through the pines.

Sonnet writing takes a lot of skill,
Thinking about every line and word,
Writing about writing? Don't try it if you will,
You'll end up messing up, looking like a nerd.

(Don't try writing about writing a sonnet, kid.
You just can't do it...oh wait, I just did.)

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KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm
Heh, heh. I felt a bit sheepish, as I wrote a sonnet about a sonnet as well. Well, more specifically, the act of writing a sonnet.
LydiaB said...
May 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm
Fun! I love writings like this!
Mrs. Smith said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I like your sonnet about not writing sonnets! Amusing and well written.
blueandorange This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm
Thank you!
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