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How to Write a Sonnet

A sonnet by definition is a fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically five-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme.

Listed below is an example of a great sonnet composed by 2004 Poet of the Year, Brandi N. Rainey, also known as Lyrikal. To view more sonnets and to compose your own, log on to our poetry board.

No Sweeter, sonnet #2

etudes in E play softly in my ear
as early in the morn he calls my name
no sweeter melody is there to hear
than words of love from one who feels the same

his lips to my cheek he does touch times three
so soft a kiss will always leave me floored
no sweeter gesture is there e'er to be
than gentle touches from who is adored

a smile that rivals blazing noonday light
bestowed upon me when his eyes meet mine
no sweeter sight is there in day or night
than knowing glances from who makes me shine

no sweeter love is there ever to be
than that he gave when he accepted me

© 2003 Brandi N. Rainey 2004 Poet of the Year
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