Painting of Sir Isaac Newton‘Form Sonnet’ and Other Poetry by Theresa Rodriguez The Society June 16, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 10 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. 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)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 10 Responses E. V. June 16, 2018 It was a pleasure to read your sonnets. The sonnet is also one of my favorite forms. Reply Theresa Rodriguez August 12, 2018 Thanks very much, I truly appreciate it! Reply Janice Canerdy June 16, 2018 SUPERB sonnets!! Janice Reply Theresa Rodriguez August 12, 2018 Thanks very much Janice, I appreciate it very much! Reply David Paul Behrens June 16, 2018 Very good work. Nicely done. Reply Theresa Rodriguez August 12, 2018 Thanks very much David, I truly appreciate it! 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 Theresa Rodriguez August 12, 2018 Father Richard, I thank you very much, I truly appreciate it! 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 Theresa Rodriguez August 12, 2018 Thank you very much for your constructive criticism C.B., but I am afraid I will be leaving these sonnets as written. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour 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.