A Sonnet About Writing A Sonnet That Is More Pentametric Than It Is Iambic

To write a sonnet well is no mean feat
It is a testament to rhyming skills
Without overlooking a rhythmic beat
That endures for no less than fourteen lines
Though iambically it may be flawed
A pentameter can be maintained thus
So one should not find oneself overawed
Even Shakespeare had need to break the rules
Pentametric verse sounds more iambic
If performed aloud in a certain way
In conjunction with licence poetic
A technicality I oft abuse
Though my licence may well now have expired
In response to a sonnet uninspired

  14 comments for “A Sonnet About Writing A Sonnet That Is More Pentametric Than It Is Iambic

  1. September 18, 2020 at 5:19 am

    That was very sonnet-y.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. September 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I almost feel like comparing you to a summer’s day…

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      Not a comparison that would reflect well on me

      Liked by 2 people

    • September 18, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      No, that was comparing Summer to a young man. It just wouldn’t work!

      Liked by 3 people

      • September 18, 2020 at 9:33 pm

        There’s no response to that comment that allows me to walk away with dignity intact. Well done sir.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. LA
    September 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 18, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I think it would be improved if you threw in a line about love or something.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 18, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      You crack me up. A ‘love’ sonnet! I’d love to see someone try to write that!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. September 18, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    A Shakespeare in the making;
    Alternatively, a F. Bacon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 19, 2020 at 4:56 am

      I’ve always enjoyed bacon

      Liked by 1 person

  6. September 19, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    From haikus to tankas to sonnets! I never saw that one coming. As you know, my money was on a cinquain or possibly even diamante. I hardly know what to think. I might have to lie down for a while.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 21, 2020 at 6:03 am

      I’ve always been fond of a sonnet

      Liked by 1 person

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