Rena Traxel is challenging us in all sorts of ways with her A to Z Poetry Challenge. It has been really wonderful for my growth in poetry, as well as writing in general. It is Day 19 of the challenge and I keep wondering if I can pull another poem out of the hat. I promised myself when I began, that I would not allow myself to use any of my “old” stuff. I committed to writing something new for each day of the challenge. I am one of those “rule-to-the-tea” followers, so I have honored my commitment. I have come up with some poems I’m truly proud of, and I have eked out some poems that are a little embarrassing to post…but I post them anyway hoping my readers will get a laugh, at least. Today is a very ekey poem…but it made me laugh as I wrote it. I wrote it last night right on the tail end of my Day 18 poem. I thought, “Hey! I’m just going to do this thing and get it over with.” Our challenge had to do with S’s. A sonnet to be specific…and the word Shakespearean was mentioned too. So with Google as my friend, I revisited some Shakespeare and sonnetized.
I Love Me Some Sonnet (Giggle)For me true dread lies in this night As no words flow onto lines. Forswear I cannot see the light As no budding thoughts shine. O Penny-o, O Penny-o Doth though not refuse to ponder Or maybe eat a Cheerio And seeth thy pen wander. Deny thy blankness of mind And add sweet ink to page. No end, no limits will find And thou wilt be a wise sage. Thus me thinks me ramble too long. Hence now I end this wayward song.