Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sonnet of the Night

It has been a pleasant beautiful night
Moonlit, peaceful and still, starry and clear
My eyes shimmer at this wonderful sight
The moon is far away yet seems to be near

A lonely owl hoots beyond the dark trees
Awake, while the world rests after a long day
Crickets chirp, calling the maiden beauties
Loud enough to keep rivals out of way

A cool breeze started blowing from the west
Tree leaves rustled and hummed a melody
My lonely soul danced and rejoiced with zest
Like a celestial dancer, filled with beauty

Oh night, you bring composure and repose
And I await dawn to forget past woes


This is my first Sonnet. It was really tough to keep 10 syllables in each line but I did it.. :)
I haven't used the logic of iambic pentameter though...

For Thursday Poets Rally Week 32.

22 comments:

Wendilea said...

Beautiful sonnet Sumit! I could have been there!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thank you Wendilea.. :)

Eye-shuh said...

AH! i love the idea of the sky and the moon seeming so close! its amazing!

ps. thanks for the follow :) I know Ill be visiting your blog more certainly! I like it.

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thank you Eye-shuh... :)

Jingle said...

you are such a magical poet,
breath taking imagery.
love the style in this one.

Jingle said...

well done on your poetry and on your participation.
Thanks for the beautiful job.
Happy Saturday.
Cheers.

The Reason You Come said...

Great job writing a sonnet! I tried it before and was able to make one, but I found it really hard. Your words make me want to go outside tonight and just breathe in the night.

Christopher said...

Great job on your first sonnet. They are not easy. Loved the images of the night time. Reminded me of being 13 and out in the woods at night exploring...

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thank you Jingle, The Reason You Come and Christopher for stopping by and liking it... :)

tasithoughts said...

Absolutely mesmerizing, Sumit!

http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/soaring/

JP

wordsworthmillions said...

The scene you created here is so beautiful. I love nature and I am very close to it. A starry moonlit poem. I heart it. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

LeiffyV said...

Wonderful offering, I love this. Always love the night and a sonnet makes it even better! Thanks for sharing with us!

hope rising said...

this is a beautiful poem. I just loved reading it.

thanks so much!

Amity said...

Very good attempt Sumit...:-) I also did a couple before but I could only get the best of 12 iambic lines.. :-)

I am not into strict rules though coz based from my self studies, one can freely treat it!

You're growing to be an exceptional poet Sumit! :-) Keep up!

Malcolm said...

Glorious imagery! I so admire your discipline in applying strict form.

likewine said...

ah sonnets. How beautiful. Thank you for this.

chinmay28 said...

nice expressions:)
have a look:
http://chinmay28.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/hope/

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by...
Thank you again for liking this... :)

ASHISH BARDHAN said...

Nice 1 buddy
Take a look on my poetry pal
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/examination/
Hope you like it ;)

JamieDedes said...

Ah, I missed this one during Rally. I'm glad I found it. I do like it: expecially the last two lines. And I like the vision of the "celestial dancer." Delightful. And well done Sonnet. Fine work, Sumit. Poem on ....

mohit said...

nyc poem dude....

mohit said...

a gud nd a beautiful sonnet sumit...

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