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A Pushkin Sonnet

A chapter in the book Little Poems

Best Buddy

by Treischel

What better buddy than a doggy
To get you out to exercise,
And set the pace for when you're jogging.
As healthcare pundits emphasize.
A great companion everywhere, when
He enjoys any time you share, then
A dog can raise your spirits high
To be your body's best ally.
Not everything is loads of fun, no.
There's several things that owners do,
Like picking up the doggy poo.
When everything is said and done, so
Unlimited the love you get,
Along with nose both cold and wet.


I snagged this random photo of a jogger and his dog one morning while I was out with a bird watching group at the Nature Center. Dogs are certainly great for getting you outside to walk or run them. I sure miss my dog, Tiva, who was 17 years old, but we had to put to her to sleep about 5 years ago. She was a Shepard/Husky mix that we got from the Humane Society when she was a puppy.

This Poem is a Pushkin Sonnet done in the Italian format.
I was introduced to this format by our fellow FanStorian poet, Pantygynt.

The Pushkin Sonnet (aka: Onegin Sonnet), contains a couple of unique features, The first is in its meter, and the second is in its layout. It was popularized (or invented) by the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin through his novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. The work was mostly written in verses of iambic tetrameter with the rhyme scheme:
where the lowercase letters represent feminine endings (i.e., with an additional unstressed 9th syllable) and the uppercase representing the typical masculine ending (i.e. stressed on the final 8th syllable). So that is the first feature mentioned.
The second unique feature involves the lack of stanzas. Unlike other traditional forms, such as the Petrarchan Sonnet or Shakespearean Sonnet, the Pushkin stanza does not divide into smaller stanzas of four lines or two in an obvious way.

I did you i touch of slant rhyme in this poem (doggy, jogging).

This photograph was taken by the author himself on April 12, 2012.
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