Treasure Island

David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 66: On Sonnets


Will Shakespeare, our greatest sonnet writer,
Left his mark in history with his plays;
Crafted his sonnets making his words brighter
And his plays most enjoyable in all ways.

Sonnets can be rich with eloquent words
On love’s labour’s won or lost by rhyming
Or writing about love as two young birds
So penning a sonnet can be charming.

But modern poets leave the sonnet alone
And will write verse that may or may not flow
About lovers who may have hearts of stone;
Perhaps that’s the way poetry will go.

Lots have changed in over four hundred years
And some modern poets leave you in tears.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Re the last line, I am not writing about anyone in particular.

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  • Joseph Anderson (7/25/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    Amen-I love and agree with that last line. A great sonnet. I believe you British writers
    inherited some of Shakespeare's genes- fine job here (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 8:21:00 AM)

    Great last line - it's up to the reader to decide if those tears are of admiration or despair! (Report) Reply

  • Leaking Pen (7/24/2013 7:30:00 PM)

    Dear David
    You have ipadded, Iphoned, Androided the sonnet to our modern are, love the fanfare for the common man
    you make sonnets so accessible and yet rich in meanings and text, I am learning a lot from you, you are a masterful teacher
    Truly
    Paul(Leaking Pen) (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/24/2013 3:58:00 PM)

    Shakespeare were truly great there are many modern poets reaching greatness also. time passes and everything changes. like the modern write. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (7/24/2013 3:12:00 PM)

    I enjoy your Sonnets David as you make them modern and interesting.
    I feel all types of poetry can be fresh and readable.
    Will I reckon would give you top marks! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (7/24/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    A great poem, Shakespeare certainly left is mark.
    I wonder what he would think about today's poets. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/24/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    You have a natural ability when writing sonnets David. I always enjoy reading them. You have certainly awakened me to their beauty and you never swear in yours :) (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (7/24/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    Lovely flowing words David, love the variety in your work. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/24/2013 6:35:00 AM)

    David, you have mastered the art of writing sonnets. Keep writing. You are bringing the beauty of sonnets to the modern world. Beautiful sonnet remembering Shakespeare. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/24/2013 6:34:00 AM)

    David, you have mastered the art of writing sonnets. Keep writing. You are bringing the beauty of sonnets to the modern world. Beautiful sonnet remembering Shakespeare. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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