I hold the needle, paused above my vein
pump a fist to watch it rise and bulge like
hungry goldfish lip-quivering for a grain
of tetra flake craving; a perma-blight.
What night-terror stands naked in the hail
leaves me gill-gasping, ravening for you
a gritty fix for this rapacious frail
Here is my Half-Poem Challange for the October Edition of Casting Bricks to Attract Jade. It is in sonnet form and I have written the first 7 lines, leaving it open for collaborative completion of the last 7 lines. The English Sonnet is 14 lines in 3 quatrains and a couplet, holding a rhyme scheme of abab / cdcd / efef / gg. Good luck and happy writing, my friends! ~ Cheers, Jilly 🙂
Jilly’s October Challenge is open to all poets; please join us!
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i have a great fear of sonnets…
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Ah, but you tackled Chaucerian verse (Frank’s poem) and it is very much the same; and you did it brilliantly! No worries; every time my husband tries his hand at sonnets he passes the paper to me and asks, ‘Is this iambic?’ It is a challenge. So glad you are joining in, Sarah!