Hello Poetry Lovers
It’s been a hard-pressed weekend. With a little breather on Sunday, I decided to do two days of NaPoWriMo together. While I stuck to the prompt for Day Sixteen (A curtal sonnet. This is a variation on the classic 14-line sonnet. The curtal sonnet form was developed by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and he used it for what is probably his most famous poem, “Pied Beauty.” A curtal sonnet has eleven lines, instead of the usual fourteen, and the last line is shorter than the ten that precede it), I have gone off-prompt on Day Seventeen (a poem about a dog) for the reason that I am not a dog-lover and neither do I have any memorable experience with one. Apologies to all who own/love dogs. I respect your feelings, but I’m not just one.
Since sonnets are love poems, I decided to write about love for both days. Hope you have fun reading them!
A Curtal Sonnet (Rhyme scheme abcabc, dcbdc)
At sixteen love is saccharine
Sprinkled stardust on ordinary days
A flaming shade of desire
By thirty you begin wondering
If the bitter aftertaste
Is a turgid quagmire
At fifty, you move gently
Savouring the warmth of the fire
A cosy silence lovingly plays
Togetherness manuals are user-friendly
The following mini-poem is off-prompt. A commentary on contemporary search for love.
we seek attentions.
our sad heads
attentions are not
the only recipes for love.
Did you enjoy these two offerings on love? Do let me know in the comments below. (Image: Pixabay)
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