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A Sonnet for the people who love our Earth

A chapter in the book Sonnets

The Ocean of Life

by smileycloud

Man and the earth survives under Gods guidance

White clouds of foaming froth cap waves of blue
Cascading walls of water thrash the beach
This image pants for artist's vogueish view
A glance revering nature's robust reach

Is time for man to bow to God's great scene
Our pleas to glimpse the true momentous depth
Of awesome power humans surely glean
From earth's exhilarating height and breadth

Although some tragic casualties exist
And aftermaths shall call the throngs to task
The elements shall rise and will resist
Perception by demand removes our mask

And God's ensuring plan shall seal our fate
As man's rebellious nature shuts the gate


Sonnet Poetry Contest contest entry


My last line is referring to shutting the gate before the horse bolts
It is never too late to come to our senses and love the Earth

We took this picture while on holiday on
Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay
off the Queensland coastline

The challenge of this contest is to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter,
just like Shakespeare did.

The rules:
It must consist of 14 lines.
It must be written in iambic pentameter
It must be written in the abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme.
First quatrain: An exposition of the main theme and main metaphor.
Second quatrain: Theme and metaphor extended or complicated; often,
some imaginative example is given.
Third quatrain: Peripeteia (a twist or conflict), often introduced by a "but"
(very often leading off the ninth line).
Couplet: Summarizes and leaves the reader with a new, concluding image.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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