Water – Part I – Calm

The calm hides a constant motion and change
and we tend to forget that there is more
than what appears within visual range
from our limited vantage on the shore
Below the surface is where things get real
from ocean’s depth to the shallowest pool
the king on one day may soon be a meal
where eat or be eaten’s the only rule
We look at the surface but do not get
that there is so much that we don’t perceive
perhaps we know things in theory, but yet
sometimes it can be so hard to believe
That deep below, minnows are chased by bass
when the water’s surface seems smooth as glass


I am attempting to write a Heroic Crown of Sonnets.  in this form, the final line of sonnet 1 becomes the last line of sonnet 2, and so on,  until sonnet 14, where the last line repeats the first line of sonnet 1.  Sonnet 15 comprises of the first lines,  in order,  of the preceeding 14 sonnets.

The complete cycle can be found by hovering over the The Elements – Sonnet Cycles tab up above, and then clicking on Water.


6 thoughts on “Water – Part I – Calm

  1. Good for you! You are off to a great start. This is certainly a different feel from many sonnets but there is none the less, much depth to it – no pun intended. I can see this work becoming better as you move through. I know several people who done the heroic crown and one who has done several. it is always an amazement to see the original “growing”. With your talent for rhyme and rhythm, I am truly looking forward to each one.

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