Painting of Sir Isaac Newton‘Form Sonnet’ and Other Poetry by Theresa Rodriguez The Society June 16, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 5 Comments Form Sonnet Turn the page and write again today Make something come out of an eager mind Make something in a new and different way In something both of earthy and refined For when I strive it seems that I can find What I am looking for in forms like this In stricture and in structure there in kind Thus in the freedom that free form can miss For freedom in most freedom is remiss In finding beauty in this poetry In building such some scoffers might dismiss: But such is perfect perfection to me. And in this challenge offer what I know In demonstrating where this form can go. Spenserian Sonnet Another form of poetry for me Poetic forms concrete, sublime, refined Another type of sonnet flowing free The product of a careful, studied mind In joyous new discovery I find The puzzle-solving different mental way Creative energy will flow in kind In all that I can do and write and say If only every word would thus obey The many thoughts that full within me spring Then I could make a miracle today And I would birth again a brand-new thing. O could I create worthiness in this: That not a word would here appear amiss. Theresa Rodriguez is the author of Jesus and Eros: Sonnets, Poems and Songs. She is a classically-trained singer and voice teacher who has written for Classical Singer magazine. Related Post ‘Rebirth’ by Jan Darling My Soul awoke and yawned and stretched and pushed And seemed desired to break its earthly bounds Too anxious, I almost its Spirit crushed As birth ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 5 Responses E. V. June 16, 2018 It was a pleasure to read your sonnets. The sonnet is also one of my favorite forms. Reply Janice Canerdy June 16, 2018 SUPERB sonnets!! Janice Reply David Paul Behrens June 16, 2018 Very good work. Nicely done. Reply Father Richard Libby June 16, 2018 These are both fine sonnets. Not only are they well written, but they speak well to the beauty of formal poetry. Reply C.B. Anderson June 16, 2018 Not bad at all Theresa, but you might want to polish up these poems a bit. Let “The many thoughts that full within me spring” be rendered more exact, and therefore truer ring. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.