Sonnet Challenge

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. profile image0
    papajackposted 9 years ago

    Let's keep it simple stupid
    And not require the use of Cupid
    14 lines is all we need
    The scheme of your rhymes you should heed

    Four 4 line stanzas discribe a challenge
    Or predicament we want to avenge
    And last just a couplet to resolve the whole mess
    Cause simple answers are always the best

    The Bard would be proud if you answered this call
    The Brownings would gurgle their pride in you all
    So grab your quill pen and a scrap piece of parchment
    Just scratch out some lines like a Rennaisance gent

    Look to your soul and discover your muse
    A sonnet! A sonnet! A sonnet I choose.

    1. brad4l profile image80
      brad4lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sonnet is too long
      So I submit a Haiku
      Your challenge not met

  2. profile image0
    papajackposted 9 years ago

    I stood upon the brink of life
    Afraid of what I spied
    Miles and miles of pain and strife
    Wouldn't it be easier to hide?

    I wondered if jumping off was best
    Or never leaving at all
    Should I opt for an easier test
    Or risk that I might fall

    Perhaps I might find trouble there
    But then it might be fun
    The clouds are so thick I can't see where
    No details, not even the sun

    A venture not tried leaves a doubting stain
    Leaving no chance for a possible gain

  3. kwalters profile image53
    kwaltersposted 8 years ago

    In my youth I believed all things would last.
    I felt no affinity to the past.
    I lay my seeds shallow among steep grass,
    Without fear that any storm could amass.

    In middle age, I planted rows deeper,
    And pleaded for good yields from my reaper.
    Storms stayed quite heavy, and grass grew steeper.
    Nature remained the ultimate keeper.

    Now, old age furrows my temple and brow,
    And my depression can sharpen its plow.
    The storm rages within me even now.
    Yet, I refuse to relinquish somehow.

    In the end, nature will have its own way,
    Until then, though, I will not give a day.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)