Sonnet: Extra

by courtvanhaaren

Okay, I’m ninety percent sure that I completely messed up the meter in iambic pentameter. I mean… It’s definitely a pentameter, but I’m not sure my sonnet stays true to the iambic rules. Please understand that I sat and clapped out my poem. Seriously. The only thing I did not clap out was the couplet. 

Here is the visual break down that I used in composing the sonnet:

1) The/night keeps/your me/mo ry/by my/side

2) A/wel come/ghost in/the wake/of your/leave

3)I/can’t touch/you all/though I/admit I/tried

4)Lay/ing still/I close/my own/eyes and/grieve

5)Day/light will/break and/show you’re/gone once/more

6)The/bit ter/taste of/your name/on my/lips

7)Worn/from the/end less/call ing/I am/sure

8)The/light shines/through and/rea lity/takes its/grip

9)What/a toll/the days/have on/me any/more

10)When/it is/you who/is all/I ask/for.

Wow. I am so glad that I included my scansion of the sonnet, because in the midst of typing it I REALIZED THAT I MISSED FOUR LINES AND IT’S NOT A TRUE SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET.

I AM NINETY PERCENT SURE I MESSED UP IAMBIC PENTAMETER.

ACTUALLY I KNOW I DID I SOMEHOW MANAGED TO MAKE REALITY TWO SYLLABLES. 

F— F— F—

GREAT. GREAT. GREAT. 

I am slightly ashamed. 

Well, I will make a separate post in a little explaining the title and the concept of my sonnets for this week.

I need to recover from this. 

~C M VanHaaren 

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