Treasure Island

Seema Aarella

(19 Mar 1979 / KGF, India)

! ...Dont Tell THe World! (Sonnet)

This Sonnet is in the popular Petrarchan Form

I behold thy love as beautiful thing,
In my wrecked heart, a pleasure garden,
Thy revered love, a blooming Eden.
A daisy tuft seasoned by bright spring,
Surging in moments that defeats waiting,
I behold thy words as a jeweled crown,
On my worn pages of despicable frown.
And thy memory feeds my mind dying,
Daring couple disclose, but don’t you tell,
About memoirs many encased and kept,
Say not thy chronicle, sweet as daisy smell,
Buried, not unseen to thy eyes except
Reveal not, the guarded stash of our love,
Lest a rational world desires to know! ! !

IA NOTE: For those who find the format unfitting to a sonnet!

only 14 lines long— and has a firmly fixed form. The sonnet works best for expressing strong emotion or intense feeling, firm purpose, or great seriousness. This form works best if you want to focus attention on a single thing—a particular idea, situation, emotion, problem, observation, etc. —the sonnet gets to its point quickly and efficiently, with beauty and charm of form or expression.

The Shakespearean (or English) sonnet and the Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet are the two most prevalent versions of this form today.
A Shakespearean sonnet or English sonnet is written in one stanza composed of three rhymed quatrains (each making one point in a three-step argument) , followed by a rhyming couplet that summarizes the argument
A Petrarchan sonnet or Italian sonnet is composed of an octet followed by a sestet with a variable rhyme scheme. The octet presents the poem’s theme or problem, while the sestet offers a change or a resolution. In its traditional form, this sonnet never ends in a couplet.
Robert Frost was popular at Petrarchan form of sonnets.
sonnet’s formal requirements (14 lines of iambic pentameter with a specific rhyme scheme) , method (a strong focus on one subject) , and goals (persuasion, surprise, balance) ,
Ref: of poetic expressions.

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Submitted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Edited: Friday, January 02, 2009

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  • Dr Kamran Haider (1/10/2009 2:44:00 AM)

    And thy memory feeds my mind dying,
    Daring couple disclose, but don’t you tell,

    I must say Seema, you are a very skillful writer of poetry... I am impressed and amazed to read this lovely sonnet... You have told us everything, yet saying don't tell the world... Great piece, well done... Surely proud of you...
    Kamran (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (12/31/2008 8:54:00 AM)

    no can beat you in using new words and aptly. good.
    Reveal not, the guarded stash of love,
    Lest a rational world desires to know! ! !
    what do you mean from these two lines: , if the shoud know or not?
    ths last line seem mis matching. (Report) Reply

  • Mittur Ramprasad (12/30/2008 9:20:00 PM)

    Read your poem Don't Tell The World, very good theme and well expressed sentiments in sincere form, One critical observation if I may take the liberty of making, [I hope it is alright if not doon't read further[ Sonnet has a form and style 14 lines either three, four line stanza and the last two lines summarizing the prior theme written each line in either ten or eleven syllables, Shakesphere or the alternative form of sonnet where it is divided six line six lines hard it may seem find you will easy for a talented poet like you, please reply .......... (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (12/30/2008 8:19:00 PM)

    lovely words revealing the well guarded 'stash of love'...forget the rational world for the is not for them anyway! good love poem...10 (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (12/30/2008 10:32:00 AM)

    You have rightly called it a sonnet! It can be put to music and sung!
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

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