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Our Paradise My Sweet Love: Linking Pin Sonnet

Our Paradise Advise—My Sweetest Love! My sweetest love hearest thou reverently my advice My advice is to leave now for our home—in paradise. Paradise blooming with rainbows and tasty red cherries Cherries, delicious mangoes, and bright sweet berries. Berries with our cottage in the midst with a skylight Skylight, gingerbread, and sunset—await us at twilight. Twilight and misting rain for showers on our lawn Lawn where we sing sweet songs with birds at dawn. Dawn where firefly’s lights soothing sweet moods Moods with ravens bringing us nice nourishing food. Food while sparrows build our soft resting nest Resting nest, my dear love—my darling, my sweetest. Sweetest we will wish upon the mellow shining stars, Stars shining above us—where we shall not be far! Author’s Notes: The “Linking Pin Sonnet” ending lines join with the same beginning word of the next line consecutively to the end of the sonnet. It has fourteen lines as each sonnet does. The “Linking Pin Sonnet” has a rhyming scheme of AABB CCDD EEFF GG. Each quatrain stanza has four line of two rhyming couplets, and the poem ends with a rhyming couplet. The “Linking Pin Sonnet” was created by Dr. Joseph S. Spence, Sr. (Me), January 15, 2017, while studying English literature, creative writing, the African Diaspora, and poetry, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, after studying twenty different sonnet forms and styles from different poets. There are multiple examples in my most recent 9th poetry book, “Sincerely Speaking Spiritually,” published February 18, 2020, on the link to Amazon.com below! https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-S-Spence-Sr/e/B0855CYRPS?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000.

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Date: 7/3/2020 1:06:00 PM
Joseph, you are a very interesting fellow, some might even say a character. When I read your blogpost yesterday I thought you were new to the Soup, but now I see you’ve been a member here for over a decade. I’ve since read your poetry and have decided to follow you. This pin sonnet of yours is interesting. I’m also going to read your short story when I get a chance. Best wishes to you and yours, and stay safe! ~Mark
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Date: 7/7/2020 11:25:00 AM
Thank you very much, Mark, for your appreciation. I am looking forward to running a few contests on the "Linking Pin Sonnet" in the near future. I ran several contests on my "Epulaeryu" poetry form created back in December 2006, while I was studying at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was highly favored by the members and is listed as a poetry form on PoetrySoup. The "Linking Pin Sonnet" was created the following month after the Christmas break. Thank you for your appreciation. Have an awesome day and God's blessings always!
Date: 7/2/2020 3:45:00 PM
Thank you very much, my dear sister, Carole, for your kind response. I created the sonnet form white studying at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I am looking forward to running some contests on PoetrySoup in the near future. If a lady should whisper a poem like that to me; I would be clicking my heels. Thanks again, have an awesome day, and blessings always!
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Date: 7/2/2020 2:42:00 PM
Hi Joseph! I really like your "linking pin sonnet" and I love the romantic fantasy of this poem. Loverly!
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Date: 7/7/2020 11:29:00 AM
Thank you very much, my dear sister, Carole, for your excellent comment. It takes imaginative skills and consecutive editing to get the imagery correct. Every time I read it, and reflect, I envisioned another way to make it sounds more enticing. Have an awesome day, and God's blessings always!