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A Shadow Sonnet

A chapter in the book Little Poems


by Treischel

Hark unto me, listeners hark!
Time waits for none, fast fleeting time,
Dark in the night, it drags in dark.
Sublime then, when rest is sublime.

Fast, as the years blur by, so fast.
Slow, when you're waiting, it goes slow.
Last to mind, when coming home last.
Know it, when there's a need to know.

So keep clocks handy, keep them so.
Our lives are organized as our
Flow of day's rhythm sets the flow.
Hour can be numbered by the hour.

Time waits for none, fast fleeting time.
Chime every hour, sweet sounding chime!

We have created time, and harnessed ourselves to it since the first sundials. For better or worse, it helps organize our lives. Sometimes it goes fast. Sometimes it goes slow.

I must recognize tfawcus, because Tony lead me to find and research this format.

This poem is a Shadow Sonnet.
The Shadow Sonnet was created by Amera M. Andersen. It may be written in any sonnet style. The Shadow takes place at the beginning and ending of each line as the words are identical or homophonic. Since all poetry was originally meant to be sung or recited out loud, homophonic words are acceptable, these are words that sound alike such as "see and sea".
Rules: 14 lines, 8, 9 or 10 syllables per line. The poem should have a volta or pivot; iambic pentameter is not necessary.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on March 13, 2012.
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