David Wood

Rookie - 349 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 66: On Sonnets - Poem by David Wood

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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.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Sonnet 66: On Sonnets by David Wood

  • Rookie - 296 Points 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

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  • Silver Star - 3,643 Points 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

  • Rookie - 379 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 9,761 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Silver Star - 3,668 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,271 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 8,472 Points Lyn Paul (7/24/2013 7:38:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 8,016 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/24/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful sonnet remembering Shakespeare...Wonderful write and I enjoyed reading it...Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,338 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 6,338 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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