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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    The PUSHKIN SONNET - sometimes described as a "mettlesome creature" - is a 14-line Sonnet with rhyme scheme "ababccddeffegg". It can be read/written either one of 2 ways:

    1. Italian form: two quatrains plus two tercets
    2. English form: three quatrains plus a closing couplet

    Iambic pentameter would be a good bet for meter.

    Example 1 by Gloria Carpenter:

    Sunday Brunch

    An alphabet of wings looks for its V
    While others scramble through the tidepool crunch.
    Two eagles swoop as if to oversee
    As probing beaks feast on their Sunday brunch.

    Crustacean smorgasbord, a chowder bowl
    Where piquant succulence is swallowed whole.
    There, washed ashore the bullwhip kelp, at rest,
    A seafood bar where feeders can digest.

    Abundance of the sea served to the flocks
    Fresh appetizers left from ocean’s whirl,
    A farewell banquet set on shells of pearl
    As tide recedes uncovering the rocks.

    This panorama viewed from window seat
    Where poetry in ocean shared the treat!

    Example 2 by Deborah Bel:

    Hearts Calling

    One year ago, there were no muddy paw
    prints 'cross my white floor to clean,
    or furniture scratched by tooth or claw,
    or need to have dinner by five fifteen.

    There was no kitty litter, I need to empty,
    no bar sounds would ever break the still night,
    or more interesting yet, a small town fight
    and my lawn had grass and more than one tree.

    But a year ago, there was no winding stream
    to sit with you by, no ride in the park,
    no watching the night skies with you at dark

    and I couldn't hear your laugh, or see gleam
    in your eyes as our furry kid's tricks do
    often surprise, but I can say now, I love you.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006

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