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Deborah Guzzi writes full time. Her third book, The Hurricane is available through Prolific Press. Her poetry appears in Allegro, Artificium, Shooter, & The Foxglove Journal in the UK, Subterranean Blue, Existere, The Ekphrastic Review, Scarlet Leaf Review & Subterranean Blue Poetry, Canada - Tincture, Australia - mgv2>publishing, France Cha: Asian Review, China - Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Australia - The Scarlet Leaf Review - Greece, Ribbons, pioneertown, Sounding Review, Bacopa Literary Review, The Aurorean, Liquid Imagination, The Tishman Review, Page & Spine & others in the USA. 

Robert Lindley - Danetta Barney - Teppo The Sonneteers

Blog Posted:2/23/2016 3:24:00 PM

Let's celebrate with these fine poets as they GROW, and Grow ... Teppo and Danetta are still working ..


SONNET FORM #1 Beginning of the Line rhymed Sonnet [use any sonnet rhyme pattern you like] Shakespearian is probably the easiest a b a b c d c d e f e f g g try for iambic pentameter -10 syllables per line.

Tears of Forsaken Closeness
by Teppo Grén

I adore your elegance and beauty 
which sets alight my life's passion with hope.
Comply with these feelings, my yearning heart's 
bewitched by burning arrows of my love. 
Pursue, I will my desire to hold you.
Affection’s zealous promise of amour 
renews, unchains, releases my self doubt, 
reflection, and shadows of past shyness. 
My bashful silence is shed; hope is found, 
unknown feelings rise which I must convey 
by words of verse. I‘m cast off in pain and 
alone, a fragile heart of kindness weeps. 
Years of yearning to find true love ends in 
tears shed, fanciful musing forsaken.

SONNET FORM #2 Chained Sonnet - try for iambic pentameter - The last word of the line becomes the first word of the next line -10 syllables per line.

The Locked Garden
By Danetta Barney

The garden’s rainbow blooms beyond the skies,
skies which soon greets the eagle as he flies.
Flies high above the beauty of the earth,
earth and heaven experienced since birth.
Birth and praise rise high to the trumpets sound.
Sound divine as rose pedals on the ground,
ground revels in laughter spread to the field.
Field of dreams outlasting shadows of doubt,
doubt which cannot convince our hope to fade,
fade from bright shades of color into night.
Night always casts a few short hours lost,
lost in oneself is much too high a cost.
The locked garden opens its heart to dance,
dance exuberantly in kind romance.

SONNET FORM #3 Acrostic Sonnet [use any sonnet rhyme pattern you like] The Title can be the acrostic - so you need 14 letters HELP HELP HELP ME each line starts with a word beginning with the letters in the phrase.

Alzheimer Signs 
by Danetta Barney

A ll he knew was the moonlight shined brightly
L eading him into the woods all alone.
Z ipping his blue jacket he wore nightly,
H e carried his cane, with each step he groaned. 
E ver so slowly he wandered away;
I n his heart was a song from his childhood.
M emories and laughter would soon decay
E ager he rushed to the thick of the woods. 
R ainfall muddied the old shoes on his feet,

S topped him cold at first, he turned to look back.
I mprisoned in his mind, he took a seat,
G rabbed his chest hearing a thundery crack. 
N ow his loved ones discover him at last
S howing him the way home, no question asked.

SONNET FORM #4 Echo Sonnet a*bbA accA addA a*A. a*, a and A lines all rhyme and a* and A lines are the repeating lines.

Melodies of the Heart
by Danetta Barney

It’s so awesome the way you make me feel.
We promise to love in sickness and health
though we fall short in abundance of wealth;
my ardent heart skips a beat for you still.
I bat my brown eyes; you love my high heels.        
I am the prettiest girl of your dreams.
I capture your love all at once it seems,
my ardent heart skips a beat for you still.
Our love is true, genuine and so real.
There is no one else for you other than me.
Remember our hearts carved on that old tree?
My ardent heart skips a beat for you still.  
It’s so awesome the way you make me feel;
my ardent heart skips a beat for you still.

SONNET FORM #5 Sestina Sonnet  - NO RHYME The four words that end the lines of the first stanza, end the lines of the other two stanzas, in a different order each time. The last stanza, uses two of those words per line, with one in the middle and one at the end of the line.

God And Nature Are Foundations In Each Soul
by Robert Lindley


God and Nature give me such sweet release,
as both seep quite deeply into my soul.
Joined in this melding we race on carefree
and we in our wisdom dance two by two.

My life now consists of love of we two,
holding the joys in being so carefree.
Days and nights bring on our hottest release,
together build stronger each longing soul.

Nature and God live in a seeking soul,
creating scenarios for release.
Bathed in true light, they create sets of two,
with beloved brought pairs that are carefree.

God and Nature are TWO foundations in each soul.
the quest NOT CAREFREE CAN be a release.


SONNET FORM #6 - Shadow Sonnet May be written in any sonnet end rhyme pattern. The Shadow takes place at the beginning and ending of each line as the words are identical or homophonic words or their derivatives. 14 lines Should have a volta or pivot (if original form does) Iambic pentameter is not necessary.

Known Now, A Hidden Sweet Wonder Rarely Known
by Robert Lindley

Green forest glowings transcends earthly green.
Masked veils waiting to be wisely unmasked.
Why hide the answer after asking why?
Would a forest's skin be only bark wood?

Can not earth's Nature also prove man can;
live in peace and do right by letting live.
Finding old trees joyous in the finding.
Many jewels found where runes are many.

Tokens of darkness just ancient tokens.
On blood-sacrificing stones, red stains still on.
Hope for greater insight against lost hope;
revealed in wood old savagery revealed. 

Yet old timber growths you may still find yet
Unknown miracles crying to be known.

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Date: 3/5/2016 3:45:00 PM
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR EVERYBODY I am doing a summer project I want to ask 500 hundred people To donate only one dollar We’ll donate it to World Vision And they will buy animals with it Just think of how much of a difference A single dollar would make When 500 people give their share Could someone please make a poem? It would go on our poster That will travel around my community With a byline as well for the author It needs to be about my project And I would like it to rhyme some how And you must send it to my Poetry Soup inbox And I will let you know if your poem Has been chosen for the poster Ask if you have any questions please send it to me via poetry soup Thank you! ~Pen PS. Great Blog
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Hannah Corey
Date: 3/5/2016 3:56:00 PM
Yes, and it also helps the poor who need them:) I need a poem for my poster, can you give it a try? My ten siblings and community is supporting me in this, and I hope you are too!
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/5/2016 3:48:00 PM
Pen it's nice to do good! Animals who need homes can be found ar shelters all around the country for free.
Date: 2/27/2016 5:25:00 PM
Hi Ruben will do! Danetta has some new ones I have to get up! Both Danetta & Kim have recently recieved ACCEPTANCES for their poems & will be in print soon!
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Hannah Corey
Date: 3/5/2016 3:47:00 PM
Hey Debbie! Look at this please!
Date: 2/24/2016 4:03:00 PM
Thanks so much for following Ruben I wish you'd do more editing for me!
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Date: 2/24/2016 3:46:00 PM
Thanks so much for your continued support Kim!
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Date: 2/24/2016 3:45:00 PM
Hi Tim why not try one yourself?
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Date: 2/24/2016 11:02:00 AM
So nice of you Deb! Sorry I was unable to join this time, but I enjoyed reading the inspired writes from this challenge. Also have read and commented on most of Robert's entries as with several of TJ's works before, both certified sonnet enthusiasts. Happy to know Danetta joined again. Way to go, sonneteers!
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Date: 2/24/2016 10:31:00 AM
Good idea Andie I will this after noon. Thanks for stopping by & supporting their effort!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/24/2016 3:30:00 PM
Deb, you ought to host separate contests that focus on each special style one at a time!
Date: 2/24/2016 8:56:00 AM
Debs. I now have read these. It was so sweet of you to show the different styles tried by these fine sonneteers. Some of them, like Robert and Teppo, I am already familiar with. They have set themselves apart at Soup as lovers of a poetry form that has stood the test of time. You ought to show in front of each poem - a short description of the the stylized form that each poet used in their unique sonnet.
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Date: 2/23/2016 5:46:00 PM
where does one send them, and are collaborations allowed? Harry
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 2/23/2016 7:27:00 PM
Sure Harry collaberations are fine just send them to my soup mail.
Date: 2/23/2016 3:57:00 PM
I enjoy it Andie, do come back you caught me in the middle of doing the update blog!
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Date: 2/23/2016 3:49:00 PM
oh dear, I want to read these but am in a rush. Promise I will come back, Debs. This was so nice of you to do.
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Hannah Corey
Date: 3/5/2016 3:46:00 PM
Hi! This is Pen! Look at this please!

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For Things Once Counted Rhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Petal Verselove,
Defender of the Wastes Free verseart,life,parody,world,
Birth Imagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo words Verseart,inspirational,philoso
Forbear Free versesad,
Belongings Rhymeloss,love,me,mother,
Gold Fever Free versefaithfaith,political,pers
Splattered I do not know?life
Echo Quatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe) Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily Dickinson Lyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the Beginning Free versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting Pear Coupletfaith,hope
fly Free verseanimals
ABC's for a Young Captain ABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New York Free verselifeworld,light,light,
Woodcutter I do not know?warold,old,
Dreams Free versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of Chips Narrativefunny
Weep O Willows Versedeath
Harlem Blues Free verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers Everlasting Free versenostalgia
EASTER IVY Narrativefriendshipeaster,cousin,
End of days Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW) Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back strophe Imagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,endurance,life,wi
Loneliness Rhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt). Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died Forever Free verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Heritage Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Summer Matinee Narrativebrother,me,
The Moon and I I do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, Searching Free verseimaginationlove,universe,
BEFORE SPRING CAME Narrativeadventure,animals,childho
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Words from the Oracle Layallegory,philosophy
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Big Bang Limerickfunny,science,
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) me Free verse 
Let I do not know?loveme,me,
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Alabaster Night Free versenature,planet,sea,
Haunted Orb Haikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & Teacups Rhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not Tomorrow Free versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The Rose Free verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly Stays Free verse 
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Biography (Thesis Statement) Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure Fusion Verseart,sports
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Poem for a sensuous poet Free versefantasy,on writing and wo
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
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Indifference Free verse 
realisation of self (War Child) Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado) Rhymefunnyme,me,
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Reverencing Nature Balladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Dreams Coupletimagination
I Exist Pantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Madrid: Circa 1974 Blank versenostalgia,travel,
Magnolia Song Free verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars through Haikuallegory,nature,places
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A Dream In The Mist Narrativefantasy,imagination,natur
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Mama's Cleaning Quatrainintrospection,life,mother
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Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,long
Sports Limerick Limerickfunny
The Snowflake Italian Sonnetromance,
Jack Lyricintrospectionlife,
The Ghost That Travels Far Personificationnature,
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Dining with Crow Rhymeanimals
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