ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Diversity for Friend Leslie

The sonnet form is capable
of being very flexible
It can be used to air your views
on almost anything at all.
From memories which you recall
to any subject you may choose.

Purists refuse to recognise
a sonnet form which in their eyes
is worthy of a total ban.
Because it differ from the form
which they insist must be the norm.
Petrarchan or Shakespearian.
Although they can stick to their views
I must refuse. I can’t agree


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Jeffreys sonnet
Devised by Scott.J.Alcorn.

*syllables per line
Two sestets with a cross rhymed couplet.

Rhyme pattern


xxxxbxx xD
xxxxxxx F


Submitted: Saturday, May 16, 2009

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