‘A Father’s Poem: a Ten-nos*’ by Bruce Dale Wise The Society September 13, 2014 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 2 Comments I hope your life will offer you new opportunities, that you will find contentment in the choices that you seize. Remember family’s important. You can count on us, especially when the way of life is hard and mountainous. Remember to believe in goodness, when you’re down and out. Remember never to give in to misery and doubt. Remember wisdom comes with love and flourishes in life, but it takes strength for father, mother, husband, child or wife. The world has enormous wealth, but it takes eyes to see… that…each of us is only part of all…humanity. *A ten-nos, the word sonnet written backwards, is a poem of ten lines (five couplets) of iambic heptameter that I have created. A sonnet is frequently 14 lines of 10 syllables; a ten-nos is 10 lines of 14 syllables. Featured Image: “Father and Son” by Warren Chang. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 2 Responses james sale September 13, 2014 Very ingenious, I like it!! Reply Reid McGrath September 13, 2014 I am really liking the rhythm of these new “ten-nos” poems. The messages are also very upright and good. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.