Sonnet And Sonata

Rating: 2.4

May sonnet ever match sonata form?
whose opening movement catches restless mind;
whose new and ever-fresh harmonious sound
puts spark in eye and ear, and feet on ground;

then, slower movement, drawing us to still peace,
takes mind within to where all movements cease;
murmuring all that inner nature knows,
restoring to our self its true repose.

Then! final movement, dancing out new joy
in life within to outward present joined,
send us out Creation's messengers
to sing that song our heart in truth enjoys.

Coda, last, or couplet: solemn sum
of all before; that's present; may become.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Robert Howard 30 July 2006

I don't like to vote on poems but just gave you a 10 because I thought you followed the outline of sonata form well.

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Herbert Nehrlich1 01 May 2005

perhaps 'murmuring but all' may be an idea. Otherwise lovely. H

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