My Poetry Month Challenge - Starry Night Sky

An Elizabethan Sonnet about a starry night sky, written as a challenge from Laura during poetry month
Posted by Douglas, May 3, 2011


My Poetry Month Challenge - Starry Night Sky

Posted by Douglas, May 3, 2011
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Last month was Poetry Month, and we had several poetry related writing prompts. I also mentioned that Laura had issued me a writing challenge for the month: to write an Elizabethan Sonnet about the starry night sky.

So I finished that a couple weeks ago, and after sharing it with her last weekend, now I am sharing it with all of you.

Starry Night Sky
If all the thoughts that filled our human minds
And poured out into words from day to day,
Were fuel for the distant stars that shine,
Then every constellation would convey
Some quality of human mind and heart;
Perhaps Orion, hunter of the skies,
With shoulders squared and wielding shield and dart
Would shine with all our bold and brutal ways -
And Cassie, queen, reclining regally
Upon her starry, high celestial throne
Would burn with all the bright intensity
Of all the power man has ever known -
But what of this, the steadfast love we share?
'Twill be our constant, shining Northern Star.

Posted by Douglas, May 3, 2011


May 4, 2011
5 stars!
   ~Posted by MissAnnie, May 4, 2011

May 7, 2011
A challenge well met!
   ~Posted by Scribbler, May 7, 2011

R. Wesley Lovil
May 8, 2011
Once again a job well done as the combination of a well turned phrase and intriguing thoughts make for superb poetry. Thank you Douglas for sharing with us
   ~Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, May 8, 2011

candice austin
May 23, 2011
very impressive and universally inclusive , five stars!
   ~Posted by candice austin, May 23, 2011
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