While I am trying to not do my Swedish homework, I just read through my old notebook and found a sonet that I wrote during my last year's English 45A class. Our teacher told us that the middle-English poetry was written for "instuction" and "delight". Where "instruction", as I rememeber means following the scheme (meter, rhyme pattern) while "delight" meant having a point to the poem, some plot to tell or a theme to highlight. Being the normally defiant person that I am, I wrote a sonet just to prove that I can. I wrote it with the speed of writing it down, didn't think about it for a moment. Now, I know that all you English majors can explain to me why do I suck and will never be even close to any of the famous poems, but I am not showing off my poetic skills (actually, I am), but rather just showing what I did and not doing my homework.
I will thus write a sonnet for thee,
Just to prove that its not so hard,
I will write it for pure delight,
Let my words be unhasteful and free.
Thomas Wyatt was a poet alright
And his poems he wrote very well.
Furthermore, he was able to spell;
Yet his style still gives me a fright.
I admire the poets of old,
And I read their stuff everyday.
But sometimes I sit down and think:
I can write! I will be so bold,
In the ancient, classical way,
So fast that I don't even wink.
It does have some rhythm problems to it, I just noticed. But it does follow the ABBA-CDDC-EFGEFG rhyming pattern. And this is the first time I am sharing this with the humanity. I actually have two sonnets written in English. The other was dedicated to a freind of mine who should be reading this. If she wants, she can publish it here because I don't have a copy of it and I only remember the last two lines of it. And as far as I know, only three people in the world ever read it. She doesn't have too - up to her. It is, afterall, a bit private.
Enough procrastination. Let me get some Swedish done now. Its already 2.20 AM and I just beat Starscape (a great game, btw)