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Inside an inkwell, lives a fairy tale
A classic, filled with love and misery
Where," Once upon a time" has long set sail
And "happy ever after's" yet to be

It's plot, a knight, once schooled in chivalry
His quest for love, the dragons he has slain
From Crusades 'round the world to frippery
The jousts with Father Time who drew disdain

Yet deep inside is where brave knight remains
A lifetime of adventures, good and bad
The love he searches for, still unobtained
Still finding peace, his "grail" this Gallahad

Perhaps, I'll buy a quill one of these days
Release Sir Knight and legends of his ways


     by Daniel Turner
Spenserian sonnet abab bcbc cdcd ee

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/15/2018 12:19:00 AM
I could be upset with you for such deep, Daniel contents, but your poem presented so cussing words beautifully that my upset is preoccupied enjoying the awe in this poem. Fairy Tale, enchanting first two lines captured my little girl and quick turned her adult with sadness so irresistibly penned. A kicker. (parts of me now want to argue - I'm stifling them) GREAT poem, any other day and I may have cried. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 6/3/2018 7:08:00 PM
G'day Daniel … a wonderfully written sonnet Daniel. I very much enjoyed - Lindsay
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Date: 5/16/2018 12:04:00 PM
It does paint a pretty picture, Daniel, although the reality of that period of history is far from idyllic. The "Spenserian" sonnet is one of the loveliest. Good to see this one "released" from your inkwell.
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Date: 5/16/2018 5:04:00 PM
Thank you. Jim. I think the Spenserian sonnet form is my favorite and easiest to write. I am glad you enjoyed my fairy tale:)
Date: 5/7/2018 7:01:00 PM
I hope you find that quill, Danny, because you are certainly a gallant knight, and I see you as that unsung hero I've heard about.
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Date: 3/14/2018 12:51:00 AM
You are a true sonneteer, Danny, AND a white knight!!!
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Date: 3/26/2018 11:08:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Remember when I first started writing sonnets and you helped me learn to write in meter. Well now it seems like everything I write has to be in meter. It is stuck in my head! Had it not been for Lin and you I would not be the sonneteer you say I am.
Date: 3/11/2018 10:13:00 AM
Hi Daniel: A wonderful sonnet released from the inkwell. Nice to be reading your lines again. Best, SuZ
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Date: 3/26/2018 11:04:00 PM
Thank you, SuZ. I am so happy you enjoyed it. Hoping you and yours are well.
Date: 3/7/2018 12:30:00 PM
What a lovely sonnet ... A fairy tale or autobiographical Daniel,I think many lovely knights are still waiting to find their fair lady , so lovely to see you back hope you are keeping well:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/7/2018 11:00:00 PM
Thank you, Jan...and yes, it is autobiographical. So nice to see you. I am well and hope all is well with you.
Date: 3/4/2018 11:29:00 AM
Hello Danny, I can see that you are still churning out the sonnets, and doing them oh so well -- as usual!! I really enjoyed reading this one. The lead-off with "Inside an inkwell . . . " is quiet excellent. And the verbal play of your words and verses in this Spenserian format is perfect. It was a true joy to read this one my friend!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 3/4/2018 8:55:00 PM
Thank you, Gary. It is always my pleasure when you drop by. Take care and have a great week.
Date: 3/3/2018 4:40:00 PM
Sweet! Is this autobiographical? ;) Hugs, dear.
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Date: 3/3/2018 7:01:00 PM
Yes, Eileen it is autobiographical. Thank you for your kindness and your support.
Date: 3/3/2018 11:39:00 AM
This is an awesome piece. Of tales told long ago. One of my favorites is fantasy. I hope all is well with you.
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Date: 3/3/2018 7:00:00 PM
Thank you, Bette. So kind of you to take the time to read and comment. I am well. Yourself?
Date: 3/3/2018 2:24:00 AM
Hello my friend, this is a great poem, a life time of adventure. Hope you find your own grail...
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:59:00 PM
Thank you Pashang. i have found peace, my grail.
Date: 3/2/2018 9:13:00 PM
Hi Daniel, this is an awesome Sonnet, the words took hold of me and took me into a world i love, the world of fantasy. Your words painted the old images in my mind.You have mastered this form my friend. The world of knights and fair maidens may be gone but it returns in wonderful writes like these. Has to go into my faves Daniel. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/2/2018 11:18:00 PM
Hello Mike. So nice to see and hear from you again. i hope life is treating you fairly. I always appreciate your kind visits. Take care. Tell Mary I said "hello".
Date: 3/2/2018 5:02:00 AM
How are you Daniel..hope all is well..You told this tale well...best wishes
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Date: 3/2/2018 11:16:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph. I am well. I appreciate you taking the time to read and for your continued support. Take care, my friend.
Date: 3/1/2018 12:45:00 PM
It's a pleasure to be re-reading this lovely poem, Danny. I don't think you need to acquire another quill; the one you have serves you well! Regards // paul
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Date: 3/2/2018 11:14:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. Hope you get things sorted out. i appreciate your time and kindness.
Date: 3/1/2018 7:28:00 AM
Danny, your sonnets are SUPERB. This one movingly conveys the theme of goals accomplished--and those not claimed! Janice
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Date: 3/1/2018 1:13:00 PM
Hello, Janice:) Thank you so much. You are so kind. Hoping you are well.
Date: 2/23/2018 9:42:00 AM
What an amazing sonnet you have penned dear Sir Daniel! I am one who love to read the old tales of knights and chivalry and this magical write just pulled me in! Well done, my friend! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece! Best wishes and hugs. Pandita
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Date: 3/1/2018 1:12:00 PM
Thank you sweet lady. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 2/21/2018 12:35:00 PM
I love the snse of ancient lore that your wonderful poem expresses Danny. I always enjoy your poetry and this gem left a big smile on my face! Thank you!: )
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Date: 2/22/2018 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. Hoping you are well:)
Date: 2/21/2018 8:52:00 AM
Great concept and execution Danny enjoyed this very much, looks like the muse has returned...that's great!
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Date: 2/22/2018 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, John. It's still in and out. When I catch it long enough, I write. Always my pleasure when you drop by.
Date: 2/19/2018 8:19:00 PM
Hello Daniel, I have enjoyed this fairy tail. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/22/2018 3:23:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 2/16/2018 2:52:00 PM
Wow. Love a good fairy tale. Great write Daniel.
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Date: 2/16/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you, Elizabeth. So nice to see you again. Have a great weekend.
Date: 2/16/2018 1:39:00 PM
Wonderful sonnet Daniel, the comeback is on a roll...
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Date: 2/16/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. How's life been treating you?
Date: 2/16/2018 3:41:00 AM
You posted it! It's fantastic! So good to hear from you Daniel. Get the quill, get the quill, I want to know the whole story!
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Date: 2/16/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thank you, Jeannie. So wonderful to see you again. Hoping you are well. Perhaps, one day:)
Date: 2/16/2018 2:14:00 AM
- They were brave ... and they had to kill dragons and trolls, to win the princess :) -Let the old fairy tales live, David - A wonderful writing :) - hugs & happy weekend // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/16/2018 9:19:00 AM
Thank you, sweet Anne-Lise. I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.