Saturday, May 16, 2009

Twilight Poem

I don't usually write poetry (for good reason probably, LOL) but when Twilighters Anonymous had their "You know you're a Twilighter when..." contest, my thoughts immediately turned to a poem.

Being so left-minded and always needing structure, I didn't even try to write a free form poem. Instead I researched different forms of poetry and then settled on an Italian Sonnet. In an Italian Sonnet, there are 14 lines with a rhyming pattern of abbaabbacdecde and often times each line is 11 syllables. All of the lines in my poem have 11 syllables except the first line (because it was given as part of the contest) and line 11 because it is a direct quote from the book and there's not much I can do about that. ;-)

I didn't win the contest but it was still fun (mostly, LOL). I don't know that I'll be writing much more poetry in the future, it's just not my thing.

Here's the poem: