Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday Poetry Stretch - Bite-Sized Sonnet

Since we wrote a sonnet variation last week, I thought I continue with this theme. In Avis Harley's book Fly With Poetry: An ABC of Poetry, she include the bite-sized sonnet. This form follows the rhyme scheme of a "traditional sonnet," but it's not written in iambic pentameter. Instead, each line contains only ONE syllable. Here's Avis' poem.
A Bite-Sized Sonnet

House
sleeps.
Mouse
creeps
in
through
thin
flue.

Spots
cheese;
stops.
Sees
cat.
SCAT!

Poem 
©Avis Harley. All rights reserved.
I hope you'll join me this week in writing a bite-sized sonnet. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.

6 comments:



  1. Much harder than one thinks
    --Jane Yolen


    Winter Comment


    Ice
    makes
    nice
    cakes.
    No
    stopping
    snow
    topping.


    Freeze
    goes.
    Knees
    knows.
    Sun
    fun!



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    1. Oh, it looks very hard to me! I like the ice cakes.

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  2. Continuing Education

    Ted
    Talks
    shed
    vox
    pop
    for
    top
    drawer

    WONKS
    who
    want
    to
    go
    pro.

    © 2016 Judith Robinson

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  3. SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    Day
    of
    rest
    Dad
    sleeps
    with
    hands
    on
    chest
    ball
    game
    is
    on
    team
    scores!
    Dad
    snores.

    (c) Charles Waters 2017 all rights reserved.

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  4. Sounds a lot like my house :) j

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