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For Teddy from Willy who happened to be on line

Jerry’s Sonnet 12 (in the style of Willy Shake).

Assume that Willy Shakespeare would appear 1
And meet you in a time warp tête-à-tête; 2
You will be safe, dear lady, have no fear; 1
Go, join him in the chambre separee. 2
He has a wife up there, in poet’s heaven, 3
But boredom crept into that place today . . . 4
Though he is in Heaven Number Seven, 3
From there, he simply had to get away. 4
But all-too-soon, he hears her urgent call: 5
Come hither boy, if ever thou shalt love, 6
Thou best not fail to think of me at all!” 5
Well, yes, that is our Willy’s turtle dove; 6

Believe me, she sure means it; can’t you tell? 7
If Willy should be tardy, he’ll catch hell. 7

Notes: How to Write a Shakespearean Sonnet
~definition by Jerry Kemp~

A Shakespearean sonnet should be written in an iambic pentameter (14 lines of five feet each —that is to say— 10 syllables per line); see my sonnet above. The text should be set up in block form. The turning point occurs at line 6 or 7—usually at 7, but I muddled it a bit to stick to the theme. The Coda (tail) should be indented (5 spaces or use tab key).

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Structured: Western
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Funny that Willy should hear Teddy' s call for help, but here he is, lol
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how wonderful, i have learn't in a few short years that there are many ways to write a sonnet, you have given a great lesson to those like myself who find it a big challenge, i hope more people can take a lesson from this very creative work you have so genrously given to all at neopoet. of course Sonnet 18. shall i compare thee to a summers day?, is of course one of my most favourite sonnets. thank you for this lesson and this sonnet.

Thank you...Teddy

jerry a man of all seasons and a varied repertoire. I may use this lesson in the near future. Right now, there is something amusing knocking at the door to my inner-self. Just having trouble with the locks. ~ Geez.
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you are so welcome to my not-so impromptu sonnet, for it is an older work that's been shelved for years, just waiting for the occasion, such as provided by you. I have dabbled into the other 4 or 5 major sonnet forms as well, but the Shakespearean is my favorite one. Glad I could help, and I enjoyed reading your love note to Willy. Jealous-ly, lol,
JerryK

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Dear Jerry, thanks for sharing your wonderful sonnet with us. It's perfect to my knowledge. Full of Shakesperean romance and humour.
No nits at all, enjoyed immensely, Gracy

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a nice poem and a good lesson too....sonnet is something I struggled a lot in spite of lot of mentoring and patience by late dear Judy...never managed it....

pleasure to read this one...

raj (sublime_ocean)

thank you for reading and liking my silly, dilly, Willy Sonnet; it's only one of thirty-five that I have written in an attempt to beat Willy Chromedome's (high forehead) record of some 154 sonnets. So nice to see you, dear Grace. Much delighted, Jerry

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