John Knight (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)
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1127 CYBER LOVE
This Poem is a classical PETRARCHAN SONNET with a Sicilian sestet (rhyming pattern c d c d c d) . The rhyming pattern of the octet is a b b a a b b a. Consequently there are 14 lines - each of which has exactly ten syllables (iambic pentameter) . The sestet comments on the octet. If these strict rules of Structure - metre - rhyming pattern and content are not followed its is NOT a Petrarchan Sonnet. If we use a Classical Form we must adhere to classical rules of Poetic Structure.
Once I perfection in a lover found
twas long ago and far away from here,
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