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Friday, February 08, 2008

Sonnet XXXIX

Within these lines my thoughts are thus confined,
Within these lines my fantasies have shined.
Within these lines new happiness was found,
Within these lines new loneliness abounds.

Within these lines I tear myself from crowds,
Within these lines I find fresh friends in clouds.
Within these lines my bliss is found outside,
Within these lines I search myself inside.

Within these lines ideas are buried deep,
Within these lines ideas to others weep.
Within these lines not much can be expressed,
Within these lines the meanings tell the rest.

Within these lines my soul and mind take flight,
Within these lines words illustrate my plight.


  1. aww, that's so good. It's like a lesson on how to write sonnets! and what you feel while writing them, etc., etc. I love it how you start all lines with the same words. it's very eye-catching.

  2. Oh thank you very much! (I like compliments like this obviously...who doesn't!!?)

    Well, when I first published this to my blog, I thought my computer froze and it was repeating the same thing over and over and over again! I like the overall effect though, how the same beginning words are expanded, modified in meaning, and provide emotional insight into writing poetry by adding words at the end to complete each line's thought.


A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

- Emily Dickinson

Thanks, Wordle!