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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 22 September 2018

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…

Jeffreys Sonnet

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

Miles Away

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.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

7 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 22 September 2018

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  2. Jules
    September 22, 2018

    Uh oh… sonnets of any kind…
    a challenge I might not be able to render.
    Need to put this on the back burner for a bit.


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  4. Jules
    September 22, 2018

    OK with a shoehorn… I made it (mostly) work:
    Superstitious Sunrise?

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