Irish Sonnet

Irish Sonnet
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Quatorzain – Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at or following line 9
3 Quatrains + Couplet
Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc cdcd dd

Example Poem:

Love or Lust  (Irish Sonnet)

As man might know of God within his heart ,
so too of love he might profess to know.
Both are proclaimed, and bold assertions start
with damming those who say it isn’t so.

All men know lust which makes their manhood grow,
and urges them to act the part of fool,
and girls use lust by letting pretties show,
those being bust or thighs as general rule.

All know, not guess, excitement can be cruel
when wants unsatisfied leave body weak.
We know, once satisfied, that sex is cool
and less than union is a part-time tweak.

For lust alone it’s any pard we seek.
While love requires our faith be at a peak.

© Lawrencealot – October 21, 2012


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