Sonnet Poem

I originally wrote this as an assignment in a creative writing class. Write a sonnet in the Shakespearean form of iambic pentameter.

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Hi! English teacher here... I have it included in class lessons! I love the imagery of the poem, and it's a sonnet my students can understand!

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Autumn Storm By Firelight

© more by Katherine Marek

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the author.

A flash of lightning streaks across the sky.
We huddle close beneath the trembling eaves
As thunder roars a nightmare lullaby
And strips the trees outside of summer leaves.

The fire is warm. Its light is warmer still.
A gentle beacon holding back the dark.
Yet, in the light of day, we know we will
Deny the fearful pounding of our hearts.

The ancient wonder once again is near.
The fury of the storm awakes our past.
When gods and nature both were to be feared
And spells of warding were by fire cast.

An autumn storm returns us to that place
When nature's glory awed the human race.

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  • Anne M Taylor by Anne M Taylor
  • 4 weeks ago

Hi! English teacher here... I have it included in class lessons! I love the imagery of the poem, and it's a sonnet my students can understand!

  • Hello Kitty by Hello Kitty
  • 2 years ago

This was great! So great! It was very nice. It was also inspiring in a way...

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