by | Jul 29, 2018 | Creative Writing, Sonnet | 0 comments

14 lines often in Iambic pentameter (10 syllables: di-dah, di-dah, di-dah, di-dah, di-dah)
The rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean Sonnet is: abab cdcd efef gg
This year’s winter was the wettest ever.
Woodland walks were deep in mud and soggy.
The illusive sun would shine down never
when I went out to walk my doggy.
April came then, dry and full of flowers.
Hardly a day passed when we had rainfall.
So where were the normal April showers?
Our gardens never got watered at all.
By July hot weather was here to stay.
We were then advised our water to save.
Children soon started their school holiday
enjoying fun outside in our heatwave.
Winter this year made our reservoirs swell.
Summer this year has been as hot as hell.
Not a very good example of iambic pentameter!
I was so in love with the pup I chose:
a fluffy ball of white with big brown eyes,
two floppy ears and a pointy black nose,
a waggy tail not yet reached its full size.
She became more beautiful as she grew.
She learned lots of tricks that I tried to teach
but she had big sharp teeth that liked to chew
everything that was within her reach.
Now she’s older she’s a bit more sedate
She doesn’t chase after balls in the park
but she will stand all day guarding our gate
and if anyone comes she just has to bark.
As a puppy she was so very cute
but now she has grown into a big brute.
I have tossed and turned, I have turned and tossed,
worrying about anything, nothing,
worrying about the sleep I have lost.
I have had no sleep and now it’s morning.
Sun shines again through my bedroom window
to welcome me to another new day.
Mallards are squabbling on the pond below,
seagulls squawk above in their raucous way.
Restlessly I turn again, raise my head.
Forgotten now is my long sleepless night
Downstairs my dog moans gently in her bed
that she wants to go out now that it’s light.
The night is over, a new day is here
and all my silly worries disappear.