Romance Poetry posted March 7, 2021

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A Shakespearian sonnet

Too Shy

by JLR

I watch, not seen, as words I scribe appear
in lines from deep inside my heart this morn,
words stop, astart with fear, when she comes near
my small, concealed retreat, with gate time worn.
My thoughts I chase. She slows to a snails pace.
My heart bursts with awe of her sleek allure,
Such grace, not meek! Much poise her charm in place.
Beyond words, besottted I am unsure.
I sat afraid, emitting not a peep!
The fool am I! A love, at last, I lost.
She walks away toward verdure quite deep
Wouldst she take pause for me? But, at what cost?
I write, unknown to her, these words of love
You have torn my big heart apart, my dove!

Write A Sonnet writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a sonnet. A sonnet is a poem of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme. It is often about love. Instructions and examples.


A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.
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