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Sonnet (2014)

‘Tis told to me that I must heed the rule
of older poets blessed with larger pens-
to cherish all the forms I learned in school
and practice sight through imitation’s lens.
But I in my foolhardiness do balk
at being led to water I’ve not found;
at being steered to join an ardent flock
whose homage to their elders does resound
like thousand year-old hymns, always the same,
rife replicas of patterns proven true.
As worn-out wood cannot support a flame,
so sonnets and their like breed nothing new.
Except to boast a new flow’r on my bonnet
I see no reason to write a sonnet.

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One thought on “Sonnet (2014)

  1. Your blogs come out at the right time. I don’t follow many. And yours come out only once in a while. But when they arrive. I look forward to them. I know your words well put… will stay well put somewhere in my life, heart or mind. Happy Easter!

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