Asean Sonnet is simply an Italian sonnet in mono-rhyme.
Invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes
The Asean Sonnet is:
a quatorzain made up of an octave followed by a sestet.
metric, iambic pentameter.
mono-rhymed, aaaaaaaa aaaaaa.
turned on the 9th line.
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Asean Sonnet)
Don’t speak in anger or when you’re uptight.
At those times one’s words overly excite
and seem to others as an undue sleight.
A harsh phrase once set verbally in flight
can’t be recalled and must and will alight
and like a flaming arrow, may ignite.
Instead of curing such words will incite
and distance the solution to your plight.
If I have blundered then I’ll be contrite.
But calm approaches help make troubles slight.
We want to solve a problem, not to fight.
Now here’s the perfect way to do this right.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you dearly; I will make it right.
(c) Lawrencealot – October 8, 2012