Shakespearean

February 11, 2010ishabelle

Since I am, again, a part of Thursday Poet’s Rally, I came up with this sonnet. This is supposed to be a Shakespearean type of poetry, so I’m including it in my poetry project as well. I’m not sure if I got the poetry right. But I hope you still enjoy this. 🙂 This poem is called “The Writer” because I ran out of titles. I couldn’t think of a good title. I can entertain suggestions, though. 🙂

The Writer

To know you is to love you more dearly.
I long to see you and have you near me.
With you by my side I see more clearly;
In love with you is all I’d want to be.

And when the days go by, I think of you-
Your smile, your touch, your laughter and your kiss.
I keep imagining; that’s all I do.
Everything about you, I really miss.

I pray the day we meet shall come again,
But till that day comes, I’ll have loneliness.
Thinking about you every now and then,
Without you my world is full of blankness.

All of these words for you I’d gladly write,
Till the day you’re no longer out of sight.

Comments (24)

  • drj3kyll

    February 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    For some reason, the line, “I keep imagining; that’s all I do” really jumps out to me…I can see this as a great switch from traditional perspective.

    I think I’d go with a title like “Writing Through Your Eyes,” highlighting not only what you feel, but what you imagine the one you’re waiting for feels, as well.

    Good on you for experimenting with different poetic forms. I’m trying to get up the nerve to do more of that, myself (I think I’m messing up Haiku, though…I thought it was 7/5/7 and it turns out to be the other way around XD Oh well, maybe I’ll just make it into something of my own).

  • ishabelle

    February 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    g-doc, thanks for the comment… 🙂 i like the title you thought of… hhehhe… 🙂 it explains a lot of what the poem is about… 🙂 thank you…:)

    1. drj3kyll

      February 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      Anytime! I love to be helpful…the process of seeing my friends’ art grow encourages me in my own growth 🙂

  • doubtfulpoet

    February 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Nice work Ishabelle! I’ve tried with some sonnets on my blog too, try Italian type loose Shakesperian (as this one is!) Is really hard to get the rhymes lol! Good going!

    1. ishabelle

      February 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      yup, i agree, it’s hard to get the rhymes.. but i find the meters harder… ugh! you really need to be passionate about writing poetry in order for writing to be fun and meaningful. 🙂

  • doubtfulpoet

    February 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I totally agree, sometimes writing is still the only thing in my life that makes any sense whatsoever

    1. ishabelle

      February 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      me too… i really love to write… it’s the only thing that makes me say whatever I want to say without offending people… 🙂

  • william

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    hi friend, William here over from Jingles rally, wow I love sonnets and I can assure you this was good, the imagery was unique, well done 🙂

    1. ishabelle

      February 12, 2010 at 8:15 am

      william, thank you so much for your kind words. i really appreciate it… 🙂 i can’t open my blog from i am right now, but i sure as hell will get to it later at home… 🙂

  • brian miller

    February 12, 2010 at 3:17 am

    i spent about 8 months away from my wife working a job…i can home about a year ago, but your words took me back there…

    1. ishabelle

      February 12, 2010 at 8:16 am

      hhhmmm… is that a bad thing that i took you back to the lonely part? hehehe… 🙂 im glad it was descriptive enough to take your imagination away… 🙂

  • Kelsey

    February 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Sonnets are hard, but I like that the format doesn’t seem forced or restrict what you’re trying to say. I like it. 🙂

    1. ishabelle

      February 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

      hey, kelsey…:) thanks for appreciating my poem… 🙂 im glad you liked it. 🙂

  • jingle

    February 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    u have the nature in poetry!

    1. ishabelle

      February 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

      thank you, jingle, for the compliment. 🙂

  • kseverny

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    you speak from the heart.
    Thats admirable

    1. ishabelle

      February 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

      really? well, thanks…. i’ve never been given that kind of comment before… 🙂

  • ~L

    February 14, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I like it:) I never really think about how I write… I just do it… it probably breaks all rules of poetry:)

    1. ishabelle

      February 14, 2010 at 8:56 am

      aahahahha… me too… i really like free verse because it gives me all the freedom to write… 🙂 but I just wanted to try the strcter rules, for a change… thanks for the comment… 🙂

  • nanno1982

    February 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    So romantic Isha..
    I loved it truly.. And you sure are a very talented poet..

    Never tried writing like this one before, but I’d love to give it a try oneday 🙂

    1. ishabelle

      February 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

      hello, noha… thanks for appreciating the poem… 🙂 comments like yours make me want to write even more poetry… 🙂

  • I.S.

    February 17, 2010 at 1:00 am

    i commend u…keep it up!

    ~IS

    1. ishabelle

      February 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

      hello, IS… thank you for the commendation… 🙂 i really appreciate it… 🙂

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