Explanation: This in an ekphrastic poem which was written in response to the featured image of Himmel Reyes. This is not a non-fiction poem, but rather, what I felt looking at the image provided.
After much delay, here is a Sonnet I wrote that was kind of inspired by my last post on falling in love with a writer. This poem describes the writer’s (or an artist’s) imagination and the struggles it comes with – or rather, the price they pay for such a gift. It’s a simple little english sonnet I whipped up for class the other week. Fourteen line, ABAB..GG format.
Hope you enjoy! I will try to post more often. Until then–
This week, I was tasked with writing a Villanelle. To describe such a thing, let us turn to our favorite, most reliable internet source, Wikipedia!
A villanelle (also known as villanesque) is a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. There are two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the last stanza, which includes both repeated lines.
In class, we were tasked to write a Shakespearean sonnet on whatever subject we could imagine. And boy did my imagination go fa- I’m lying, it went nowhere. I basically used my creative juices to talk about the exact sonnet I was writing… Almost like inception or even a paradox, if you will. It was really interesting, and kind of easy to write in terms of technicality (making sure I have the right amount of syllables and rhyming patterns). If you don’t know what a Shakespearean sonnet is, here’s what I’ve learned so far…
This an old poem of mine that I wrote during a point in my life where everything was at a standstill and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. So I often laid awake thinking about what I would be doing now if I had done certain things in the past and created a better future, a faster future, for myself.
It’s a very simple poem – simple rhythm and rhyming technique. ABAB sentence and stanza structure!
FEAT. An artist’s interpretation!