it is true that most sonnets possess
an iambic pentameter beat
yet I don’t think my poetry less
and in fact it may be quite a treat
and so here I submit unto you
anapestic trimetrical verse
is it better? Quite doubtful ’tis true
yet it certainly could be much worse
to have fun with a poem is my goal
and I like to bend rules (just a bit)
so my words I’ll continue to dole
and just hope you will not mind my wit
if like Shakespeare you’re hoping to be
when you write sonnets, don’t copy me!
at dVerse, Tony Maude is having us write sonnets. I actually quite enjoy the form, but often like breaking (or tweaking) the rules. Hope you don’t mind too much!