Saturday, April 21, 2012

Poetry Month Mash-Up: Day Nineteen

Rena's at it again - today we had to write a sonnet!  Seriously?  Well, at least she said we could make it funny!  I think it's appropriate that the sign for 'S' is a fist, as if to say "Curse you, sonnet!!"   I really agonized over this one but I think it turned out ok!  What do you think?

S is for Sonnet
I'd easily curse you for giving this choice,
or praise you for making me stretch.
You've forced me to write with a new kind of voice.
A voice that belongs to a kvetch!
I'm not a big fan of this odd form of verse,
the rules seem to change all the time.
The samples I read went from bad to worse -
well, mostly the ones not in rhyme.
And what's up with all the Shakespearean words?
I don't understand them one bit!
The number of words could be cut down by thirds.
Just get off the pot or ____.
I'm now at the end.  I'm done for the day.
I've written a sonnet - hip-hip hooray!!

Here's how to sign STRETCH:

Here's how to sign KVETCH:

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