“The Sonnet” by William Mulready‘Sonnet CXLIII’ by Jake Murel The Society October 14, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Humor, Love Poems, Poetry 3 Comments What if I do compare you to a rose Or summer’s day or beauty like the night, Or drone of how I’d sit and drink a coke With you instead of viewing every sight This world can give?—the seven wonders are No wonder without you. Or should I count The ways I love you deeply, freely, far Above the stars, beyond the utmost bound Of mortal hearts? And would you be content To sleep on beds of roses, some remote And sunny glade our home, with heaven bent Above in envy of the love we hold? Frankly, my dear, that’s all too much for me, So instead I’ll just text you 1-4-3. Jake Murel is a PhD Candidate in Boston, MA. His poetry has previously appeared in The Lyric and Better Than Starbucks, among other poetry journals. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. 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) 3 Responses james sale October 14, 2020 Jake – really enjoyed this – the tight form, yet easy, laid-back style, very effective. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 15, 2020 Jake, the sonnet is one of my favorite forms and you have made me grin with your unique and modern take on an age-old form. The closing couplet is a smiling triumph. Thank you! Reply Sultana Raza October 19, 2020 Funny! We all need some humour these days… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.