Gulp. Yes, you read that right. Sonnet.
I did this really crazy thing last week. When Liz Garton Scanlon wrote to ask if I wanted to participate in writing a crown sonnet with a group of Poetry Friday bloggers, I said YES! I am thrilled (and more than a bit intimated) about joining these amazing writers for this project.
- TadMack of Finding Wonderland
- Kelly Fineman of Writing and Ruminating
- Sara Lewis Holmes of Read*Write*Believe
- Cloudscome of a wrung sponge
- Laurie Purdie Salas
Here are the basic guidelines to follow.
- A sonnet is composed of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter.
- The Italian sonnet is divided into an octave (8 lines), followed by a sestet (6 lines).
- The rhyme pattern for the octave is a-b-b-a, a-b-b-a. For the sestet the pattern can be c-d-e-c-d-e or c-d-c-c-d-c.
If you could see me now, you'd see a serious "deer in the headlights" look on my face. Are you with me? What kind of sonnet will you write? Give it a whirl and then leave me a comment about your poem. Later this week I'll post the results.