Sunday, 17 January 2010

Donne and dusted

A Sonnet

Oh to be able to rhyme like John Donne
Or to decipher what feet are
When all I want to do is go to a bar
Drink beer and buy quorn chicken in a bun
Iambic pentameters aside
There’s lots of forms, I can’t decide
To rhyme, free form or just find a slide
In a nice park under the sun
Oh to be able to rhyme like John Donne


Another Sonnet

I am banished away from my pc
Cat has taken over my chair
Even if I know it is most unfair
I tiptoe away to watch some tv
I do have a laptop
So old it is crap
A second hand freebie that has given up
But do I complain, do I let her see?
How helpless I am away from my pc?

8 comments:

KarenG said...

ha ha, I like the second one especially!

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

I'm typing this sitting very, very precariously on the edge of the chair!

:-)


x

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I loved your sonnet and especially the name of your blog. Oh dear I'm sorry I may not have introduced myself. I'm from Nicola's party. I know I am on my 5th life and I do Ido I do believe in 2nd chances. Do visit me sometimes.

Old Kitty said...

Hi Debra Harris-Johnson

Thank you for popping by my blog and welcome!

And thank you for your kind comments too.

Take care
x

kate m said...

How'd you find using traditional forms vs free verse? Any preferences emerging?

:)

Old Kitty said...

Hi kate m

thanks for saying hi!

Oh I definitely prefer the traditional form to free-write. I think the trad form made me choose my words and rhymes very, very carefully.

And the end result sounded like proper poetry to me!

You were so right!!!!

Take care

x

Kea said...

Ah, not being a writer or a poet, traditional or free form doesn't matter to me, if it strikes an emotional chord. So I particularly liked the second sonnet! :-)

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kea

Thanks for dropping by!

And the cat is still hogging the chair!

:-)

Take care

x