Charles Tennyson-Turner’s Sonnet
Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd effe fe
Meter: Consistent or iambic pentameter
Structure: Three quatrains and a resolving couplet
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Are these first words intended to repair?
will such proceed toward a common ground?
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
Soft words at night do share a common trait-
they urge me to make problems disappear.
(c) Larencealot – May, 2012