Sonnet Poems | Definition and Examples of Sonnet Poetry

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Example and Definition of Sonnet

A Sonnet is a type of poem in which the structure is very specific, following a clear rhyme scheme that flowed through fourteen lines. There have been many different forms of the sonnet, generally speaking, throughout the centuries passed; However, many "sonneteers" (as they are often known) claim that the basis of a sonnet in...Read More

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Categories: lost love
Premium MemberA Lover, Nonchalant
by Broken Wings
I had a wild love while working away,
his name was Pierre and he stole my heart;
he was furtive and I so naivete,
I fell for each...

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Categories: appreciation, death, eulogy, loneliness,
Premium MemberTHE THOUGHT OF YOU
by Line Gauthier
How gentle the thought of you
Caresses my mournful heart
As linger memories so few
Since we’ve been torn apart

Life can be unkind and callous
We did treasure every...

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Categories: life
Premium MemberLost Love
by craig cornish
Who measures lives that heed ascetic vows
against the shallow lives that sell their souls
and conscience where a humble heart allows 
a hope for furtive thoughts...

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Categories: anger, heartbroken
Premium MemberAdrift
by Mark Massey
   One man cannot secure his humble dream
to consecrate the merging of their hearts.
The furtive trysts, so nonchalant they seem.
With true contempt, her...

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Categories: analogy, goodbye, lost love,
Premium MemberLast, Cold Lie
by Gregory R Barden

Your breath upon the window freezes, lace

               Yet, warm upon my...

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Categories: loss, lost love, love
Premium MemberLost to words poetic
by Silent One
Humble heart naked like a winter tree,
yearns for seasons to remain evergreen.
Furtive eyes have disturbed this reverie,
soul stands still like nonchalant figurine. 

Walking away to...

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Categories: lonely, lost love
Premium MemberLost Love
by John Gondolf
I sit alone as evening claims the day,
with common crow my only confidant.
I watch the sun sink slowly in the bay
while musing life and love...

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Categories: judgement, truth
SHOULDA READ THE FINE PRINT
by Mick Talbot



SHOULDA READ THE FINE PRINT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

in bygone days I did the football pools
and always hoped my X had marked the spot?
making sure that I had read...

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Categories: lost, love
Premium MemberLOST AND BOUND
by John lawless
LOST AND BOUND

One furtive glance, no second chance
her shadow shortens icily
she feigns contented nonchalance
while I endure ignominy
confined within a clutching heart
devoid of any letting go.
Love’s...

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Categories: anxiety, love
Premium MemberWHEN LOVE ARRIVED
by Curtis Moorman
WHEN LOVE ARRIVED

Where were you when love arrived
When I admired you from far away
Deep within me my heart strived
To find the words to say

I would...

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Categories: lost love
Premium MemberThe Only Love I'll Ever Know
by Frederic Parker
The furtive temper of your quiet eyes
Was nonchalant with shrouded reasons kept
My love so humble from your death it cries
A poison pain drawn from life's...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, confusion, depression,
The vanishment of passion
by John Beam
Furtive blue eyes do glance away to hide,                 ...

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Categories: lost love, love
LOST LOVE
by Mick Talbot



LOST LOVE
~~~~~

Furtive, I sensed, my true love was hiding.
Was my love unrequited, lost, forlorn?
In denial, the thought, was she lying?
My true love lost, dead before...

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Categories: allegory, imagination, love
The spheres move in their orbits
by Edward Clapham
The spheres move in their orbits and I,
who should know better, listen to their
Song. Crystal melodies whisper to my 
Soul, singing me towards my doom,...

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Categories: lost love
Premium MemberLost Love
by Laura Loo
What happened to the love we knew before?
            All was ethereal and crystalline-
 I...

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Categories: beauty, love, sun
Premium MemberFROM DAWN TO DAWN
by VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER
From dawn to dawn she
Is the brightest morning sun
Happens every day
The very best of result of love
Then she wraps my heart 
In lilac clovers
I smiled,...

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Categories: absence, lost love
Sailor's Song
by DM Babbit
Crimson red sailor's sky too soon devoured,
 shadowed contemplative horizon set,
brush faded on concrete gravestone flowered.
 promises denied from a lover's debt,

Rapture forever,  wind...

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Categories: lost love, ocean, pain
Premium MemberLost Love
by Heidi Sands
She weeps at the ocean, swallowing tears
She thought she had met a sweet, humble, man
Then, his furtive actions confirmed her fears
Waves crash, where a nonchalant...

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Categories: break up, emotions, first
Premium MemberLove so shallow, contest sample
by John Hamilton
Love so shallow

I am, what I am, just a humble man
You are a star, seen only from afar
With furtive glances, I devised a plan
Your eyes...

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Categories: anxiety, beautiful, childhood, cute
Premium MemberOur First Date
by Emile Pinet
I remember when youth felt forever
for I didn't understand grown-up things.
And I spent all of my time playing games
dreaming of magical dragons with wings.

Yet in...

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Categories: autumn, birth, new year
Premium MemberAnother new year
by Roy Pett
we say hello to birth of a new year
rejoice this time of when our sun is dead
though there's no need for us to shed a...

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Categories: nature
I HAD A DREAM
by Mick Talbot


NATURE WAITS NO MORE
~~~~~~~~~

Nature waits not for humans to repent,
Time, premium to right all ignorance.
Its broom sweeps clean, it cannot, won't relent.
Wounds gape, the world...

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Categories: dream, lost love, love,
In My Dreams
by Alesia Leach
The winds are whispering low
As the night touches the sky
Where stars twinkle and glow
Behind clouds of ghostly white

Lying down between the pages
Lulled to sleep, in...

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Categories: imagery, racism
Premium MemberDiversity
by Mark Massey
    The purist white is but a canvas bare,
in wait of rapture from a master's brush.
For all the pigments from his palette...

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Categories: dark, endurance, introspection, loss,
Premium MemberOnce, When Her Dark Love Almost Destroyed Me
by Robert Lindley
Once, When Her Dark Love Almost Destroyed Me

I quit writing, will you love me forevermore
she so quickly agreed, hiding truth and sad score.
As the weeks...

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Categories: sonnet, beauty, city, conflict, courage,
In a well-grounded voice
by Maryna Tchianova
In a well-grounded voice
I used to explain to you
Why I'm unable to show
What I truly feel. 
At that time the trees were tiny
and books were...

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Categories: allegory
Cansado de la vida, temeroso de la muerte
by Adeyemi Joshua
Being divorced by His daily bread,
He scold his heart and mind.
He'd devised arts of all kinds.
Yet,indifferent is the daily bread.
Then he resolved within himself:
If life...

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Categories: analogy, life, old, winter
On The Wings Of Winter
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
ON THE WINGS OF WINTER 


Turbulent winds, the flight isn’t easy
The heavy wings feel the age slowly creep
Future light the tired eyes can't even see
The...

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Categories: beach, seasons, summer, sun,
A Season Not Our Own
by Bernard Chan

Let’s go where sheets of sea glide over sand, 
Scattering foamy blossoms at our feet, 
And ardent rays shall wounds of winter mend, 
Like suture...

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Categories: cry, grief, lost love,
Desires of the Heart
by Alesia Leach
At the turning of twilight
Where whispers of the past linger
The shadows edge the moonlight
And desire's of the heart remember

The laughter has not been silenced
Roses do...

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Categories: sonnet, assonance, death, grave, life,
The Long Burial
by Henrique Oliveira
With a strange, strangled gasp, we gulp the cold air
Crisscrossed by bats in their mad zigzag dash
From out of this cave, out from under this...

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Categories: color, history, humanity, identity
Premium MemberColorless
by Roy Pett
I am a product of my next of kin
so in their image, through evolution 
determined pigmentation of my skin
of human historic distribution,

a complexion that I...

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Categories: political
Brexit Sonnet No 12 - The Man in Covert coat
by Keith Murphy
Brexit Sonnet No.12 – ‘The Man in Covert coat’
 
What words used he, the Man in Covert coat,
Did he dare to speak of a second...

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Categories: environment, political
Brexit Sonnet No 11 - Co-operative Action
by Keith Murphy
Brexit Sonnet No.11 – ‘Co-operative Action’

The ozone hole, a once fearsome deadly foe,
 Is retreating, shrinking day by day.
‘Effective co-operative action’ brings it low.
Is this...

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Categories: political, war
Brexit Sonnet No 10 - An Ordinary Life
by Keith Murphy
Brexit Sonnet No.10 – ‘An Ordinary Life’

An ordinary life, untroubled by clash of war,
No uniform to don, nor bayonet thrust.
Untroubled by sights and sounds at...

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