Summer Break – and My First Sonnet
It’s a very special Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets today – the last one before the summer holidays. So join us there for some fireworks, summer fun and lots of good poetry! Which my example below is probably not, but it’s my first attempt at a sonnet. [I don't usually do formal poetic forms.]
You tell me love’s for fools and nuts, so crazy,
You say that you could teach me, given time,
Your memory of summers glimmer hazy:
‘Since when is being vague and rushed a crime?’
You seep through cracks with treacled words and varnish,
You temper barbs with little bits of verse.
Not sure. Is it my thoughts you seek to tarnish?
Or do you think your wounds are much, much worse?
Just like a pensioned horse, when this is over,
I want to pick a shady field to hide,
Be put to graze in four-leaved clover,
Lay saddle, bridle to distant side.
And, from your perch of plenty, safety, height,
You’ll watch my frolics, joy and sunshine bright.