3 thoughts on “Prompt 7, Hour 7

  1. Okay, Guys. I’m trying to write in sonnet form (which is out of my comfort zone). Is this a Spenserian sonnet? And, of course, I need help…but here’s my first attempt at this form!
    Season of the Arribada
    By Sandy Lender

    A multitude came crawling up the sandy shore
    Only moonlight off’ring light by which to nest
    A thousand sets of flapping flippers sought what ground is best
    Mighty turtles one by one raked the ground and tore
    Digging, ripping, cavities for their eggs to store
    And burying again with solid sand their eggs to rest
    Left by moonlight, taking up again their ancient quest
    The multitude slipped back to Mother Ocean evermore

    For such a great arribada
    We pray a season of success
    Forgive our lack of sentience
    For their lovely sonata,
    No other redress
    Have we but penitence

  2. The Spenserian sonnet, invented by sixteenth century English poet Edmund Spenser, cribs its structure from the Shakespearean—three quatrains and a couplet—but employs a series of “couplet links” between quatrains, as revealed in the rhyme scheme: abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee.

    Does this help?

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