What Not To Write A Sonnet About

January 15, 2011
By blueandorange GOLD, Jeffersonville, Indiana
blueandorange GOLD, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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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.)

The author's comments:
My first sonnet!

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This article has 4 comments.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 1 2012 at 8:57 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

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...
on May. 24 2011 at 1:31 pm
Fun! I love writings like this!

on Jan. 28 2011 at 8:10 pm
blueandorange GOLD, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Thank you!

Mrs. Smith said...
on Jan. 26 2011 at 3:30 pm
I like your sonnet about not writing sonnets! Amusing and well written.


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