I’m participating in Miss Rumphius’ poetry stretch this week, and it’s a sonnet. I’m taking part in that same poetry challenge she mentions, and I could also use some sonnet practice. Since I haven’t written one in, you know, decades. What on earth have I gotten myself into?
Anyway, I have a sister coming into town this afternoon, so it was now or never. I sat down and hammered a rough sonnet out. There are some cliches in there and probably some rough meter, too. But frankly, I just wanted to see if I could even write a bad one, or if I was insane for trying.
Now, without further excuses, here you go:
—Laura Purdie Salas (all rights reserved)