Sonetto: A Savvy Poem

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[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.
Stresses
undone,
drifting out – red, brown and yellow –

hot
mustard seeds,
fried,
and popping out.
Burnt edges

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

De-stressed,
I try to laugh, to
grin, to giggle at
a summer song –
small and
gone

over
fourteen lines to
thirty.

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, October 2018

Image by sosinda from Pixabay

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