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Three Candles (A Sonnet)

Three candles lit their shadows cast on wall
When dancing flames make lapping circles jump
Mindful how their image can such enthrall
When watching amoeba swim in a clump

Casting light spreading out or maybe in
Darkness hiding makes blind such knowledge gained
Truth is revealed when light is cast within
Will show what once a mystery explained

Search out from rocky coast on stormy seas
The swirling beam of warning seen is bright
We can adjust our course by small degrees
On such a cold and dark and foggy night

Till morning will arrive and darkness ends
Basking in creation all life it sends
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Posted: Feb 2012
About this poem:
This is my first attempt at writing an English sonnet form about the nature of light.

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Fellsman
Hi Yankee


This sonnet is syllable perfect all the way through. Re your study of prosodic rhythm: Your third stanza absolutely nails this in some style (By the third stanza I guess you were really in the groovewine).

Readers will scarcely believe that this is your first attempt at a sonnet. A great write...


Regards

Bill wine wine
Odette67
Search out from rocky coast on stormy seas
The swirling beam of warning seen is bright
We can adjust our course by small degrees
On such a cold and dark and foggy night

Till morning will arrive and darkness ends
Basking in creation all life it sends

Very, very good yankee.thumbs up purple heart
paloma66
Great Sonnet! Great write.Keep it coming Yankeethumbs up applause bouquet
Macduff5
Hi Yankee,

As you've probably gathered...a few of us out here are really into the sonnet form. It's like a poetic game of chess. If done well they can really hit the mark. All you need are the words to fit the structure. In your case it's the classical Shakespearian form. On a first attempt...I'll give it a ten. cheers
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