Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Sonnet Fever

Once Sonnet Fever takes you to her bed
your every thought becomes expressed in rhyme.
You're in her grasp and cannot break the thread
which binds you to a mellow metered time.
No more the hard insistence of I AM!
No arrogance nor mad machismo roar,
instead the soft persistence of iamb,
like gentle wavelets lapping at the shore.
Surrender then and fall to her embrace,
Relax and let her soothe your fevered brow,
Accept your fate with dignity and grace,
a willing slave bound fast to till her plough.
This gentle mistress lays on you her curse.
You'll nevermore like writing in Free Verse.

Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (An Old Man's Sonnet by Thomas Vaughan Jones )

Enter the verification code :

  • Dean Bottomley (2/27/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    A great verse, thanks

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Anthony Di''anno (2/26/2014 1:12:00 PM)

    Ahh so true Thomas, since I discovered the beauty of the sonnet I have become addicted to reading/writing them. I am not in your league though. This one is a beauty.

  • Valerie Dohren (2/26/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    Great sonnet Thomas - I 've written a few myself which you may like to investigate - roll over Shakespeare! !

  • Joseph Anderson (2/26/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    Tom- you filled this sonnet with great flowing lines of ripe imagery. How could anyone not agree?
    Pardon me, while I wallow through my envy- It was more than good enough

Read all 4 comments »
[Hata Bildir]