Shakespeare on “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt”?

This post was first published in August 2015 & I re-post it on the original date. Feel free to use it despite the event being over:

Last week I had a look at my Pinterest board of poetic forms and stumbled over the good old sonnet. Most of us know the Shakespearean one but did you know that there are several other forms too? There is the Italian form which seems to be the oldest, the Spenserian one and a few undefinable ones as well. You can find out more about these sonnet forms here.

A new prompt

Yes, you know what is coming at you. We are going to write a sonnet and gosh am I excited. Well, not really because I am not that great at metres and rhymes. But well, where there is no challenge there is no fun I suppose.

Quite a challenge

So we all agree this is quite a challenge and, therefore, this prompt goes over TWO weeks. So you have time to write and post your sonnet until Tuesday 1. September 15. This should give you enough chances to read up on how to write a sonnet and read a few examples.

Here is some help

I am a great fan of “The Dummies” series and they provide an explanation on how to write a sonnet on their homepage: Writing a Sonnet. They explain the Shakespearean sonnet but if you want to try yourself on one of the others go back to the above link from and find the rhyme schemes for the other forms: Basic Sonnet Forms

Now go and have some fun

Now go and have some fun with writing a sonnet. The topics are entirely up to you as long as you keep yourself to one of the sonnet forms.

•Read this week’s “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt.”
So here is how to take part:

•Write your poem as close or far from the prompt as you feel comfortable
•Post it on your blog or here in the comment section or both
•You have time for that until Tuesday 1. September 15
•Use “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” picture if you want to
• Go and read another “Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” Poem from the comments
• Most of all have lots of fun

Find the latest posts of “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” here.

Now my dear fellow day jobbers: go, create and have lots of fun!

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