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.

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….


      • 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!).


  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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