Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two
aghrivaine

Sonnet 1

For Irina

a sonnet is a work not to be undertaken lightly
it is only to be done with gravity and care,
certainly not whilst feeling foolish or spritely.
for only a cad with no class at all would even dare
a silly little verse, perhaps to charm a lady,
or self-involved tripe bemoaning woes and angst,
are not appropriately poetical - no, far too shady,
the sort of unserious work reserved for those amongst,
insufficiently prim and proper literary crowds
who do not understand a blessed thing about gravitas
the requisite poetic caskets and funereal shrouds,
who can not know the beauty of "in dolore veritas"
No, a sonnet-writer should above all be serious,
Those who say otherwise are merely delirious.
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