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Sonnet

October 28, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Running stars and faint-sounding clarinets

I’m sinking down nightstairs into midnight breath

Rain pours falls crying in black silver jets

Night-walking blurs cords between life and death.

Blue are the frog throbbing love-insect trees

Red streetlight-flowers wring and knead the rain

Summer sighs serenades beneath my knees

The lake water’s lovely shock, cool and pain.

Coal-black are my thoughts that blend shades of green

Thoughts turn water-angels reflected brown

The wide world is wet in its rainy sheen

Upon water, lopsided tree branches frown

Close eyes, wait for something in me to wake

I’m stirring the rain in the midnight lake.


The author's comments:

It's the first time I tried writing anything of significant length (over three lines) that wasn't free verse. This was so hard!


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:08 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Never trying this again!

on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:05 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

its good tho!