Glorionic Sonnet

The Glorionic Sonnet is an invented sonnet form inspired by the writing of John Milton. This is a contest form which has been used by many workshops. Introduced by Gloria Martin in 1976 and found in The Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss Their Craft, 1983.
The Glorionic Sonnet is:
– a quatorzain made up of an octave and a sestet.
– metric, iambic pentameter.
– rhymed, aabbbccc ddedee.
– composed with the pivot in the declamatory end couplet.

Example Poem:

Stink Outside the Box        (Glorionic Sonnet)

A frequent gas from Fred, who is a Fed,
with flatulence has brought things to a head.
His supervisor’s getting many calls
from other workers up and down the halls
of stink and paint now peeling off the walls.
There’s no report of rumbling says the bunch,
but only smells to make them lose their lunch.
A reprimand won’t work, I have a hunch.

A hostile work environment exists;
it will while his condition still persists.
Here’s where compromises tried are bound to fail,
and everybody there is getting pissed.
So folks will not go postal- he must bail.
The feds should let poor Fred deliver mail.

© Lawrencealot – December 22, 2012

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