CER (27th March 1990 / Singapore)

Sonnet 2: The Heart Uncovered!

In the midst of my table,
Lied a cordate book,
Bound by the thickest cord.
In it was kept my heart’s desire,
Enclosed with capabilities,
And with passions of fire.
I drew out my sword,
The Word of God,
And broke the bonds apart.
To read all of the intentions,
Written in my heart.
Oh the evil!
Of that which was written,
Left me greatly smitten!

Copyright © Christian Ratnam 2007

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Comments (1)

Of course, this is not a traditional sonnet, which is most commonly written in iambic pentameter with various end-word rhyme schemes. It is, however, a very fine poem.