Sun In Strife (English sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Apr 15, 2019


In melodies, my inspiration springs,
Yet harps and sad guitars are all I hear;
But if the dove was clipped and had no wings
No longer could I write nor shed a tear.
A certain type of woe brings words to life,
But other sorts can stem the river's course.
How very odd, to see the sun in strife
And still find peace amidst the thorns and gorse.
Has Mother played a wicked trick on us?
Would she, resplendent be, with teary rain?
Would she amass her brooks with brine and thus
Allow us all our poetry again?
Oh, happy quill, now dripping globs of blood!
Oh, Nature, how you glorify the flood!

--

Ben Pickard 2019

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  • 5 months ago

    by Tanya Southey

    I admire that you can write sonnets, I am a free verse kind of girl as I have no patience. wow!

    • 5 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Tanya, your free verse is genuinely beautiful and strikes me as effortless whenever I read it.

      Take care

  • 5 months ago

    by Paul Hirst

    Oh to be able to pen this way what beautiful ink you possess Ben I feel as if Williams ghost has escaped the ink well
    Lovely

    • 5 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely words, Paul. Thank you.

  • 5 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Excellent as ever Ben congrats on the win, deserved x

  • 6 months ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Again, the Master strikes, the quill wounds the parchment, it bleeds and flows, from it's prose, poetry glows!
    Nice work Ben, added to my Favorites.

    • 6 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Ken, your comments get me every time. Thank you.

  • 6 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    To scrawl a comment to a Sonneteer
    In globs of blood so he can see and hear:

    Inspired words born out of nature's lust
    Creates wisdom for ev'ry one of us

    • 6 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      "nature's lust" - damn, I should have squeezed that in somewhere, Michael...

      Take care

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