alternative remedy (shadow sonnet)

by - Mr. Darcy   May 17, 2018

Retell my tarnished mirror, please retell
Why blocks of coal obscured my soul, oh why?
I tell thee that today this beat is I,
For only for myself I can speak for
Alight my soul desire, my love, alight
On lush meadows, a song will linger on
Delight becomes a pleasure, pure delight
Be gone thy darkness perils, now be gone
Behold now natures gifts, surround, behold
Shadows will drift into the dark shadows
Return now summer days, I have returned
Bright songs are in my heart forever bright

If darkness dwells within, I say, but if,
Allow the mother world inside, allow



- Mr. Darcy
© 2018.


Shadow Sonnet (

Created by Amera Anderson
May be written in any sonnet style. The Shadow takes place at the beginning and ending of each line as the words are identical or homophonic words or
their derivatives.
14 lines
Should have a volta or pivot (if original form does)
Iambic pentameter is not necessary


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Latest Comments

  • 7 months ago

    by Khadz

    I am so touched Mr. Darcy ...

  • 8 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    This Mr D somehow left me teary eyed

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    Ah completed well Mr D :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this. A very worthy nomination. How I wish I could write sonnets like this. Brilliant. Milly x

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