Simply 6 Minutes – Escape

Inspired by and written for Simply 6 Minutes – thank you for an awesome prompt, Christine

This gorgeous painting by Rob Gonsalves landed in my notifications this morning, it also hangs on my wall as it is indeed beautiful. For once I read Christine’s post all the way through, not being one for rules and regs, and a sonnet, in 6 minutes – now that is a challenge for a sonnet writer, is it not? Didn’t see that before so I am reckoning a few sonnets are going to come from Christine’s challenges now – how cool is that. This variant of the 12-Step Sonnet is written over lines of 8-syllables – ouch, but will stay with it – clock on writing…

Form: 12-Step Sonnet
Theme: Love

My darkness blinds me to all things
Lost without light to lead me out
On the edge where the harpie sings
I wonder what it’s all about
Should I run across this abyss
As bridges crumble in the past
Should I run now to meet her kiss
And take the dare of love she tasked
As my feet hit the waiting deck
There’s no way back into the night
Too late now to take a raincheck
In this battle of fight or flight
The die is cast and winds set sail
Across the seas with love my grail

Word Count: 98

Author’s Note: Well, that took 20 minutes, I guess it will take some practice to do a 6-minute sonnet – challenge accepted!!!


7 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes – Escape

    1. As often happens with my sonnets the last two or three lines are the first I write, and I know they are the close, and somehow I have to get there.

      Thank you, Ivor

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    1. I’m not normally one who adheres to prompt regulations anyway, but a sonnet in 6 minutes – yes that is a personal challenge, and I have a whole lot of sonnet forms I can play with. Thank you

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