The prompt this week on the blog Poetry Tow Truck was to write a “line by line” sonnet. In a nutshell, you maintain the standard structure of a 14 line, 10 syllable per line sonnet but there are requirements for each line. These range from “line from a song” to “fruit or vegetable.” For a listing of the prompts and more examples, go to the link.
I also submitted this poem to the Poetry Potluck since it fits with this week’s theme of using a song.
I wasn’t at all sure how this was going to go. I just dove in and traveled along – not ending up where I expected at all. Challenging, but fun –
Amazing, Grace — How sweet the sound of
crunchy apples eaten for lunch under
the fruited canopy of orchard trees.
“Pass me a pippin. I saw one fall with
a thud on the grassy ground over there.”
I want to bake a Julian apple
pie; an American Pie, to take in my
Chevy to the levy so the music won’t
die. Raggedy Ann will eat a piece and smile.
Bake a pie. Fill it with fresh fruit bursting
through the crisp crust, cut by a paring knife
slanting slits slashed so sweet syrup seeps out.
Others strive to keep up with the rat race;
I eat apples and dream with my friend Grace.