Sonnet: He Was the Melody


He was the melody, and she the beat

Not what one would expect, not in the least

Configured differently they were complete

What is love? It’s the nature of the beast.

With grace, with caring, with such complete ease

They moved and mixed with precision so true

The music they make, from them sadness flees;

Nothing could tear them apart, nor should do.

But, what if he beat, and she melody?

What if their music discordant, it makes

Forced apart; so there be melancholy?

Two  not drift as one, sadly for their sake.

They grew more together than one alone

Rejoice! For they have nothing to atone.


Art by Portia Burton

If anyone is wondering where my fiction/poetry has been this week, I’m writing a 10,000 word submission, plus getting the Rule of Three blog challenge up, so…I just needed to jot something down. This came from watching an indie band that I follow. Portia’s art came later. Hope you like it.

10 responses »

    • ummm…ok..I must be missing something, again. According to sonnets online, This is what I’ve found:
      Here are the rules:

      It must consist of 14 lines.

      It must be written in iambic pentameter (duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH).

      It must be written in one of various standard rhyme schemes.

      I’ve been using:
      ABAB (main theme)
      CDCD (theme extended)
      EFEF (third quatrain is a twist or conflict)
      GG (summary/conclusion)

      So..if there is a 15th and 16th line, well… you’ll have to use your imagination. IF I’m doing an “off rule” well, then…so bee it. Pun intended. 🙂


  1. Love it Stu. Of course I like anything music related, but this tells a story using music and a couple, or what look like angels in the picture. I think it is beautifully timed and rhymed. Hope you keep doing sonnets as you have time.


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