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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 13, 2021      Views: 48

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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A Peppered Sonnet
"When Eating Ice-cream" by Dolly'sPoems
When eating ice cream always concentrate
and let the heavy weight of life subside;
allow the tide to ebb and flow abate,
remembering to see with bright wide eyes.

To send a signal to your brain of joy,
a moment when you toy with pleasure too;
no bite or chew-- a creamy ice cold ploy,
that brings a keen enjoyment rushing through.

As bells can ring too loudly, crowd the mind,
with pressured and unkind activity;
allow the free flow of ice-cream to find
your inner calm, to clear away debris.

So undertake this exercise in heat,
to cool and touch your senses with this treat.


Author Notes
A Sonnet
Shakespeare's sonnets are written predominantly in a meter called iambic pentameter. Each line of the sonnet consists of ten syllables. The syllables are divided into five pairs called iambs or iambic feet. An iamb is a metrical unit made up of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. The rhymes scheme is a,b,a,b; c,d,c,d; e,f,e,f, gg.

The Peppered Sonnet
The same format as above but with an additional internal rhyming included. See below.

The extra rhyming complex as follows:

x a x x x x x x x b
x x x x x b x x x c
x x x c x x x x x b
x x x x x x x x x c

x x x x x x x x x d
x x x x x d x x x e
x x x e x x x x x d
x x x x x x x x x e

x x x x x x x x x f
x x x x x f x x x g
x x x g x x x x x f
x x x x x x x x x g

x x x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x x x a

Ice-cream is big business in the Canaries and we have an Italian Ice-cream parlour selling ice-cream in the shape of flowers in any colour and flavour you desire.
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