Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sad half sonnet

could’ve been your major
a question asked by scholars

could have been
the day you missed class

could have been
your Mona Lisa smile

loved not is half a couplet

14 comments:

Aurora said...

I tried to leave a comment earier, but it disappeared! *sob* :)

This poem has a powerpacked message in its few lines. Dynamite of an ending. Well done!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Looks like I've got lots of catching up to do, have just started a knew course and have been neglecting you all, lovely irony

gautami tripathy said...

Half sonnet. Thats a thought. Maybe I should do one. Full sonnets are kind of killers for me.

This reminds me of my dad. He always asked questions like this to me. With no answers..

He wanted the best for me. I don't know if I was/am.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Aurora! Sorry you've been having trouble leaving comments. I've never tried writing a half sonnet before. Only seven lines is a real short space to do the variety of tasks a sonnet requires. The couplet was especially chgallenging. I'm glad this worked for you. Thanks for the great comment sweet lady!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for coming by and leaving your lovely comment - it is great to hear from you again. Glad you enjoyed the irony this carries. Thanks for the great comment, you have been missed.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi GST! Give it a try some time. It was real challenging but I was pretty thrilled it said what I wanted. The concept was just perfect for what this poem wanted to say.

I'm sure you are everything your dad ever hoped you would be and so many wonderful things he never dreamed were possible beside. I'm sure he is very proud of you (and watching over you with the great love fathers always feel)!

Don Iannone said...

Enjoyed this much. Well done.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Don! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this. Thanks for the comments.

Pat Paulk said...

This is like half a scoop of ice cream, not enough!!

ozymandiaz said...

So do you feel you got out of half a sonnet what you would have gotten from a full one?
Sometimes half a couplet is enough
it begs the question though...
is the couplet half full
or half empty?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Pat! Thanks for the comment! You're right and that is exactly the point, half is not enough, especially in love! Thanks for the great comment, my friend.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hey cool cat, how is the Ozman today? I think I got more from the half sonnet than I would have gotten from a full one. I got the opportunity to illustrate what the sonnet was trying to tell. Good poetic question Ozy but I think you might try is my heart all full because it is completely broken because the love I felt didn't become real? Thanks, as always, for the interesting comments that bring on a discussion, my friend.

Anonymous said...

As I promised you, now I am visiting your blog.i am in the process of reading your poems

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Meruert! I am delighted to see you here. You are always welcome and I look forward to more of your comments. I can't wait to watch another film with you (that was great fun, although the film was pretty sad). See you soon!