Canadian Sonnet – English (Notes) – JG Farmer (Raven)

Structure: 2 quatrains and 2 triplets
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter
Schema: abba bccb efg efg

Example: Champagne Flute by Jez Farmer


Two bubbles within the glass flute appear
Both born of wine to rise in time as one
For destiny will never be outdone
As streams of condensation swiftly clear
In icy cold sweetness we celebrate
A joining the mystic eyes could not see
The union of love ‘twixt you and me
As the heart rules in the matters of fate
Your gentle hand in mine as we sip wine
And it fizzes and chills on tongue and lip
No more wine with my hands holding us hip
To hip as we kiss; a shiver through my spine
Like the flame that kindles a raging fire
For in love you are all that I desire

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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