Sonnet And Sonata

Poem By Michael Shepherd

May sonnet ever match sonata form?
whose opening movement catches restless mind;
whose new and ever-fresh harmonious sound
puts spark in eye and ear, and feet on ground;

then, slower movement, drawing us to still peace,
takes mind within to where all movements cease;
murmuring all that inner nature knows,
restoring to our self its true repose.

Then! final movement, dancing out new joy
in life within to outward present joined,
send us out Creation's messengers
to sing that song our heart in truth enjoys.

Coda, last, or couplet: solemn sum
of all before; that's present; may become.

Comments about Sonnet And Sonata

I don't like to vote on poems but just gave you a 10 because I thought you followed the outline of sonata form well.
perhaps 'murmuring but all' may be an idea. Otherwise lovely. H


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