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A Sonnet For A Summer's Day

Summer's Day Challenge

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 3 years ago 1 min read

Vocal have a competition for a summer’s day sonnet. While I am aware of Shakespeare’s sonnets starting with a line like:

“Should I Compare thee to a summer’s day”

In iambic pentameter (ten syllables alternately stressed and unstressed) , then fourteen lines which can take various forms , so I will do four quatrains followed by a couplet but there are lots of combinations that qualify as a sonnet.

So here is my Summer's Day Sonnet:

Should I tell you about my summer’s day?

Sounds through my window of the dawn’s chorus

Night banished by the bright rays of Horus

And the time comes to set me on my way

Sleep gone, the sheets thrown back, I leave my bed

I wash, I shower , I slowly waken

Down to my kitchen , coffee then taken

Preparing breakfast , toaster waits for bread

Out in the sunshine, destination bound

Walking on footpaths, enjoying fresh air

Skipping bus stops, walking all the way there

Birds still singing , I love the ringing sound

This is the story of my summers day

Just one of many, that will come my way

So that is my my sonnet and I suppose we can head it with "Sonnet" by The Verve.


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Mike Singleton - Mikeydred

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