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Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:02:14 am »
There is so much talent here at BetterMost - The Performance Thread, Limericks, The Twelve Days of Christmas, illustrated-style!

Can we try a thread where we write Brokeback Sonnets?  Please?  Pretty please??  ;)

From Wikipedia:

A Shakespearean sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line contains ten syllables, and each line is written in iambic pentameter in which a pattern of a non-emphasized syllable followed by an emphasized syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, in which the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.

For example:

This example, Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, illustrates the form:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds (a)
Admit impediments, love is not love (b)
Which alters when it alteration finds, (a)
Or bends with the remover to remove. (b)
O no, it is an ever fixed mark (c)
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; (d)
It is the star to every wand'ring bark, (c)
Whose worth's unknown although his height be taken. (d)
Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks (e)
Within his bending sickle's compass come, (f)
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, (e)
But bears it out even to the edge of doom: (f)
If this be error and upon me proved, (g)
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. (g)


I vote we help each other out with suggestions, etc...if we miss the mark, especially as we're getting started!
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 12:06:08 am »
Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 01:21:26 am »

Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love

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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 01:30:47 am »
Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 01:45:17 am »

Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove



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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 02:09:52 am »



Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove
Ne'er spoke o' loves true name or gave it sound.



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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 02:48:06 am »

Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove
Ne'er spoke o' loves true name or gave it sound
For their love was true, as true it can be
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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 03:23:44 am »
Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove
Ne'er spoke o' loves true name or gave it sound
For their love was true, as true it can be
And it was truly rare, the love they found
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 05:14:14 am »




Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove
Ne'er spoke o' loves true name or gave it sound
For their love was true, as true it can be
And it was truly rare, the love they found
After four years apart they finally could see,



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Re: Let's Write Brokeback Sonnets!
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 08:40:18 am »
Up on Brokeback, alone, for one full moon
Where two cowboys once made sweet blissful love
Their time together ended much too soon
'Twixt passion's flame and fond cooing blithe dove
Ne'er spoke o' loves true name or gave it sound
For their love was true, as true it can be
And it was truly rare, the love they found
After four years apart they finally could see
True love's ecstasy was theirs sure enough
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