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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 22 September 2018 – Lucky Dip!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Jeffreys Sonnet. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Jeffreys Sonnet?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.
Example of a Jeffreys Sonnet
A thousand miles away- I hear,
your soft whispered voice so clear.
The gentle hush, of evening’s sigh-
Yet alas, you’re so far away.
My heart yearns and drifts where it may,
a longing I can not deny.
So down I lie- night slowly falls
and in dreams I restlessly call.
Yet, you’re not there to hear the plea.
Oh, how my heart weeps in longing…
Pervasive, tangible, yearning…
You’re still a thousand miles from me.
Distance I see- in between.
My love, unseen, and miles from me.
Copyright © 2006 Scott J. Alcorn
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/jeffreyssonnet.html (accessed 22 September, 2018)
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Jeffreys Sonnet’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.
As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.