Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetry Forms: The Sonnet – (posted by Bjorn)
“With a new year comes changes and new goals to deliver. Given the success of our last book project we have discussed to create a book that could be used as a handbook of forms while at the same time include good examples of your poetry to be used in the dVerse little handbook on forms.
Therefore every second MTB will be a “Poetic Form” entry, and the prompt will remain open for four weeks to allow for editing and perfecting our entries.
You can of course combine the Poetics and other MTB entries to give you more possibilities to get into the handbook.
I will kick off with the sonnet, and we will be giving you opportunities to take part in this collective new effort.”
We spoke of old age as if immune,
our skin satin smooth, our energies at peak.
We lived in rock ‘n roll’s sublime cocoon,
and thrived in youth’s bubble, avoiding bleak
events. Somberness touched only adults.
Working lives offered taste of reality,
marriages, children, divorce, tumult,
and how quick was our loss of vitality.
Fine lines appeared, eyes sagged and bagged.
We found our idols in the obituary,
followed by friends, whose ages lagged
behind us. Time flew like a quick mystery.
For each grain of sand that slides through the hour glass,
live each day fully; do not let it slip past.