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Sonnet XV. Home Chore

Updated on July 14, 2017
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World's lone sonnet grandmaster. Shakespeare's Sonnet 1 describes him as “the world’s fresh ornament and only herald to the gaudy spring."

O glorious morning free from pressing cares
except to weave some verses now and then,
how nice to stay the whole day in my den!
Yet I must rise up, work, and earn my fares.

How long will I enjoy a state like this
when all my basic needs are answered for?
Of simple things, I wouldn't ask for more.
But to achieve my higher dreams is bliss!

Hey, wait a minute, I'm again perplexed.
I got confused but not annoyed or vexed.

I wonder if my labors in the house
resemble Hercules' whose speed I yearn.
Or are these a fool's errand where I'd learn
a mountain labored and produced a mouse?

-- Jose Rizal M. Reyes
February 9, 2017C

rhyming pattern: abba cddc ee fggf
sonnet type: French Canadian
metric type: iambic pentameter
sonnet structure: French (quatrain, quatrain, couplet, quatrain)


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