Today i talk about this beautiful yet difficult form of poetry,
This reminds us of the greatest poet of all time,Shakesphere.But, what we forget is that, it originated in Italy and later brought to England only in the 16th century. An Italian sonnet is a 14-line poem consisting of an octave in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abbaabba followed by six lines with a rhyme pattern of cdecde or cdcdcd. Literally a “little song,” the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or “turn” of thought in its concluding lines.
The basic difference between an Italian sonnet and Shakesphean sonnet is the rhyme scheme.Shakesphean sonnet follows a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines being a rhyming couplet.
Here goes my Italian Sonnet:
While i doubted the existence of love,
you have proved that ‘to love’ has no meaning
and shoved me into such a suffering,
which has cleared that it no more exists now
You’re one heartless stone , let everyone know,
one who is unknown if dead or living
To such goddess who left me with nothing,
torn me to pieces ,I solemnly bow
Learnt that only means that can let me live,
is let go the memories that bring dismay
but my heart asks me ,how can I deceive ?
it cant heal and death is only the way
Helpless!! I appeal my heart to forgive
as I am not clear , for what I should pray
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Linking it to Day 23 prompt of #NaPoWriMo