And We Have Come to This

I tried to write a Shakespearean sonnet, iambic pentameter, three quatrains, a turn, a couplet, all that. My first attempt at form ever, and ... *drum roll* ... it's not great. It's ... pretty? I'm going to keep working on structure! *determined*

*covers eyes* Gosh, the iambic pentameter is so off.

What was I really thinking about ... Erik and Charles from X-men: First Class! I sonnetified the emotion I felt regarding their relationship. But this has no bearing on the actual reading of the poem.

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1. the attempted sonnet

 

As with the white pure blossoms thou blew forth

From thy sweet mouth to mine made ardent lips

Betwixt us love’s first harvest bursts henceforth

Aloft a breeze ne’er of breath eclipsed.

Close pressed we danced dust motes in bright soft beams

Love-blind our sight permits for no obstructs

Within the pretty hollow of our dreams

A prick the luminescent sphere destructs.

Now winds scatter petals before mine face

Thou grinds thy teeth to shred the bloom

Of delicate nectars only a trace

Enough for mine sad heart to self-consume.

The world outside hungered for our souls’ bliss;

Alas, Beloved, that we have come to this.

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