"Verb. (third-person singular simple present sets alight, present participle setting alight, simple past and past participle set alight) To cause to begin to burn. (figuratively) To excite, to arouse passion in." (Google search)
With a risk assessment completed and sent off to Larry, I donned my fire-retardant gloves and read. I must confess that I fell in love with this sonnet; from its crafted metric beats that sang to me from the page, to the question’ no, I correct, the blunt, yet clear warning within. I mean, how engaging is this to the reader? Very! I have to say, I do feel sorry for the poor fellow who is left with the dilemma, though – ‘don’t start what you can’t finish – or else, feel my wrath – for I am, a twisted fire starter!’
This writer’s growing talent for writing sonnets is evident. It is clear, much work and commitment has taken place to get to this point. A point where the sonnet rules are followed; but not so much so that creativity is stifled. Very enjoyable indeed – a sonnet worthy of merit and, perhaps, more importantly, juicy points!