NaPoWiMo - Today’s prompt honors the sonnet – that hoary 14-lined favorite of English verse. So your challenge is to write a sonnet. If you want to go for the full-on iambic pentameter , be my guest. But there is quite a tradition, particularly in the 20th century, of sonnets that don’t use iambic pentameter at all, but instead have lines of varying lengths, meters.Try your hand.
Sonnet On The Fourteenth
Where did the morning go?
It began with early bird-song drifting in the window
which soon disappeared as did
traffic on the street and roofers down the block.
Deep in travels I ran
riding on a wave of fiction.
London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Edinberg,
Copenhagen, Germany, and Greece.
Gazing into someone else's life.
Word, sentence, paragraph, chapter.
description, dialogue, monologue,
flowing, flooding the time away.
Now I'm back, too restless for this gentle day.