Sonnet by 2 (completed)

Beneath the bed a garden sits and waits
Smooth the sheets, my head upon the pillow
Asleep am I until the chaos breaks
Carrots clawed by digging armadillo Nightmare screams from radishes upended
Oh, Stevenson! Upon this counterpane,
Your childhood verses here would be splendid, As in “great thoughts [thrill] vaguely through my brain.” A look from window pane reveals a flash Of spotted fur and flying ears and teeth. Our Border Collie pup doth make a dash. With bark she chases off the armored thief. So poetry a harried heart may calm. And angels bear you to the land of balm.

A sneak peak at the July Challenge that Jilly is instigating.  She wrote the first half of a Sonnet (7 lines) and bid me — he who is iambic-challenged — to write the second half.

That would be the part in green.

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7 thoughts on “Sonnet by 2 (completed)

  1. Hey! It works! This is hysterical! I love that there is a dog involved and that you quoted Robert Luis Stevenson. You stayed within the dream-like quality and yet allowed a bit of reality to come romping in. Thank you for being game to give this a try. I’ll be posting the July Challenge with full details sometime this weekend and will link back to this post as an example of the fun!

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    • You’re welcome! I’m always game for craziness of… well, many kinds. It wasn’t as painful as I had originally thought… considering it was a sonnet (easier to read than to write). I look forward to the Throwing Bricks challenge. Still a bit saddened we won’t be using the real things. Maybe a patio….

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      • Thanks for finishing my sonnet – I love what you did with the second half. The idiom is ‘Casting Bricks” and I’ll explain it with the Challenge. Look for it this weekend (hopefully!).

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  2. This is really cool. I’m all about the armadillo action. It looks hard to do, you pulled it off well. You’ve inspired me to give it a try. I’m like the last guy to write a sonnet.

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