Sonetto: A Savvy Poem


[Composed whilst intoxicated by sonnets in ‘Stressed Unstressed:Classic Poems to Ease the Mind’, ed. by Jonathan Bates et. al. (Harper Collins, 2016).]

Small song;
a sonetto of
fourteen lines
to cure the soul.

Fourteen chances
to clear the brain
of summer gone
and humour.

Summer song.
drifting out – red, brown and yellow –

mustard seeds,
and popping out.
Burnt edges

consumed in the hot sun
of Bombay
with potatoes of
an English autumn.

I try to laugh, to
grin, to giggle at
a summer song –
small and

fourteen lines to

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, October 2018

Image by sosinda from Pixabay

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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