May 16, 2011
By Josephine Rubin BRONZE, Bedford Corners, New York
Josephine Rubin BRONZE, Bedford Corners, New York
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In a tropical pal’ace two lov’rs appear
In the midst of a heavy discussion
Over her beauty Tony sheds a tear,
Their hearts beat like a piercing percussion.
Alas, their love, unwanted by Luther

He wants Joanna’s love to be his own,
Does not permit for Tony to see her
Therefore a light is now more darkly shown.
True love cannot keep itself under wraps
Because it shines through the dark, gloomy night,
Their pure love dances through all the traps
But can it avoid one big, final fight?
The final fight for the lady’s love,
When a different man comes in to shove.

The author's comments:
I wrote this as a prologue to my friend's script, which is based off of Romeo and Juliet. I used the original prologue for Romeo and Juliet as my inspiration. It was very challenging to write in iambic pantameter, but I am very happy with the result!

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on Jun. 19 2011 at 11:37 pm
earlybird_8 BRONZE, Roberts Creek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Finally, a sonnet that's actually a sonnet! It's so annoying when you read poems in the sonnet section of the website, but they're not in iambic pentameter. I thought you did a good job, considering the restrictions, although usually the rhyming couplet comments on the poem. Other than that I thought you were really good about keeping true to Shakespeare's style.

on Jun. 16 2011 at 4:57 pm PLATINUM, Ceres, California
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I've always admired sonnets. Yours is nice.

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