Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Poetry Thursday 7 - Sonnets

Writing a Sonnet

This is a form of poetry that has 14 lines each of 10 syllables following this  rhyming pattern:-
a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g

William Shakespeare 23/04/2012

The four hundred and forty eighth birthday
A source of inspiration for the world
An Englishman who spread the word his way
Questions of authenticity unfurled.
The finest plays the world has ever known
Describing relationships, tears and love
Emotions between players tossed and thrown
Tragedy, heartache and pain from above.
Shakespeare looks down his head is shaking
Performance across countries translated
Considered worldwide fame in the making
Written word to the simple related.

Without - language would not have evolved
But was it him? Has that been resolved?

An Ode to Football

Two villages indulging in a war
The only weapon a beast’s bladder ball
Purposes that seem buried in folklore
Participants that include one and all
The development of rules was a must
Else death and disaster would have ensued
Bladder ball lost in the mud and the dust
The creation of offside must be rued
Now the game is massive and expensive
Footballers are overpaid and alone
Reactions to media defensive
There is nowhere for them to go when done

It must be remembered that this is sport
The users of which must do as they ought. 

God Bless