Learn More

Richard St. Clair

Rookie - 0 Points (1946 / Jamestown, North Dakota)

Sonnet Minus One: A Jest [Acrostic on THIRTEEN LINES]


This is not a sonnet, can’t you tell? It
Has a line less than it should, for, hell, if
I am to be printed in this broadside,
Rules require the lines to number oddly.
This allows me eight lines at the first, but
Even though my rhyming is well-versed, as
Every critic knows the issue’s passed, that
Never will this poem be a classic.

Literati want their sonnets catholic
In the best King’s English Shakespeare hath, and
Not the three-legged race this thirteen-liner
Eggs the couplet-craving crowd unraveled:
So, I scorn to tread the road more traveled.

Submitted: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

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 (Sonnet Minus One: A Jest [Acrostic on THIRTEEN LINES] by Richard St. Clair )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. A Life-Lesson, James Whitcomb Riley
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  7. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  8. Oh! Dear Father, Guenael Oristel
  9. Andhere Kaa Deepak, Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  10. The Truce of Night, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Aspirations Inherited, Perveiz Ali
  2. Chimp Chomp - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  3. Night Sky, Paul Gerard Reed
  4. '' Life And Death '', bri mar
  5. '' And They Say I'm Insane? '', bri mar
  6. ` Of The Autumn Dying {Sonnet XII/.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  7. Winter Festival Chant, Luo Zhihai
  8. Of The Autumn Dying {Sonnet 12-20}, Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. What If Life Were Just A Dream...?, Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. GOD IS NOT RELIGIOUS, Michael P. Johnson
[Hata Bildir]