Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why a Sonnet?--By Michael Todd--United States

Why a Sonnet?

Should you choose to write serious love rhyme,
writing to convey how you really feel,
your best bet, Sonnet; works every time,
no better choice for true thoughts' reveal.

Haiku will leave you looking vague, inept,
sestina is too scattered, thoughts confused.
Success awaits, should you choose to accept
advice from one here, time tested and mused.

Limerick might leave your mate with a smile;
acrostic entertains, but holds no spell.
Palindrome may make you seem versatile;
might as well style a ballad, for farewell.

Quatrains and a couplet, in Shakespeare's scheme;
ride the fast track then, to achieve esteem.

Michael Todd aka Myke Todd has been writing and posting stories and poetry on social networking sites since 2006. He can currently be found at his dedicated poetry site... http://myketodd.blogspot.com/  

28 comments:

  1. very good advice from a Master Sonnetteer. Haiku's have often left me looking vague but then again perhaps that isn't the haiku's fault!

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    1. I sure hope the haiku folks don't want to hang me in effigy, Dave, or worse, for real.

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  2. You are the master of sonnet Myke.
    I've yet to try write one.
    Another fine example of your talent!!!

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  3. Very well said. The Sonnet Master has spoken (and I shall listen) <3

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  4. Wonderful Mr. Michael. Each line placed with energy and charm!

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    1. Thank you, Briana. You are far too kind.

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  5. Wonderful Mr. Michael. Each line placed with energy and charm!

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  6. Wise words from a seasoned poet. ☺ You are the master of sonnets, Myke.

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    1. I truly appreciate your generous assessment, Debbie.

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  7. Outstanding Michael!! I'm honored to endear your character and talents...

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  8. You could write a sonnet about a three legged cat in a litter box and make it sound appealing. Those skills and wit, sir. You are a star.

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    1. Thank you, Alba Leigh. You always say the nicest things.

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  9. Ah, you are indeed the Master Sonneteer! I love how you celebrate the sonnet format, one that I hold dear and have learned so much about from you. It is such a joy to read your work. :)

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    1. Sonnets are my comfort zone, Colleen. It is not often I manage one, but when I do, it is cause for smiling.

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  10. I never would have dreamed of using a sonnet to convey the reason it is ideal for expressing your love. This is a true delight. Now I am so jealous, how will I ever write another sonnet without thinking of this
    Stormy.

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    1. Clarice, I cannot recall what prompted me to take this route, but I am glad I did. Thank you for your generous overview. It is greatly appreciated.

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    2. Clarice, I cannot recall what prompted me to take this route, but I am glad I did. Thank you for your generous overview. It is greatly appreciated.

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  11. Now here is some fresh, original thinking! It has been quite some time since I wrote romantic poetry for my dearly betrothed...a timely nudge wonderfully penned.

    Now, will she be receptive? Hmmmm! I am not inclined to rhyme but do love to challenge myself from time to time!

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    1. Don, you light up any room you enter. Thanks for choosing ours today.

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