Maureen Thorson at NaPoWriMo challenges us "to write a sonnet.
Robert Lee Brewer’s PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a footwear poem. A poem about shoes, flip flops, socks, slippers, flippers, boots, pumps, and so on. If you’d prefer not to dedicate a poem to your footwear, just mention footwear somewhere in the poem. That’s right; your hi-tops don’t have to be the star, and it’s totally cool if somebody’s clogs play a minor role in the poem."
Today's "footwear" and sonnet prompts reminded me of a funny poem a friend from college wrote.
Sonnet with Footwear Starting With
Obviously not a traditional sonnet rhyme scheme. Adapted the aaba rhyme of Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" to Shakespeare's sonnet scheme. I'm also pretty proud of my enjambed rhyme, spanning a line break, in the closing couplet:
Alan used the footwear+sonnet combination to write an elegy today.
To Fill His Shoes
Beautiful elegy for a well-loved singer-songwriter and musician, Alan.
Jed did the same footwear+sonnet merge today.
Jed said, "You know how it is when you write something, and you're like, 'I think that's kind of good'? Because sonnet." Good for you, Jed, with slant rhymes, yet!
Ven too . . . sonnet/footwear . . . boom.
Thanks, everyone! Happy four-hundredth anniversary, Billy the Shake!
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