Day 27: Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who wrote his “family member” poem for Day 20 in the form of a curtal sonnet. As Vince explains, the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen line sonnet. Instead it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. The form was invented in the 1800s by Gerard Manley Hopkins, who used it in his famous poem “Pied Beauty”. So for today, I challenge you to give the curtal sonnet a whirl. It doesn’t need to rhyme — though it can if you like — and feel free to branch out beyond iambic pentameter. Happy writing!
Tears slowly rolled down on her pink cheeks,
About their grandparents when friends speak,
Knowing, grandparents treat their grand-chlidren at peak,
Knowing, the love for their grand-children is so unique,
Knowing, Lullaby is sung every night to put their grand-children to sleep,
As her grandparents love is what she always seek…..
Though physically grandparents are present but love never existed,
She had seen love for grand-children was speacial as the moives had listed,
Thinking to herself, Why is your boy’s son to you so dear,
Tell me grandparents, why is your girl’s kids not even near…..
Your love is Unfair!
(c) by Preethi.B