DAY FOUR; SERIALLY LOST
Yes, I am posting the Day Four assignment before I have done Day Three. I am having difficulty deciding which songs I want to showcase in the commit to writing assignment.
Day Four’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.
This is to be the first of three connected posts, I therefore chose to resurrect a sonnet I wrote a number of years ago while taking classes at the Alexandria Writers’ Centre Society in Calgary. I hope you don’t mind. I plan to create two new posts in response to the serial aspect of the assignment when those segments are presented.
Bonnie Magnificent, Puppy Galore,
Teddy bear Beardie – not up to standard.
Picking you out of the litter – not hard!
Hide your fright. Deeper in my coat you bore
Looking for love – giving me much more.
With your wizard eyes, the soul of a bard
Touching my heart made loving you – not hard!
Seasons grow, mature and seasons expire.
A dark sun fell from the sky and stayed
Clouded your sharp bright eyes, silenced your song
Menacing tribulations set you free.
From six years of Addison’s – you – so brave
My heart reveals a hole – Maggie-dog long.
Still you teach me from beneath the pear tree
Cheryle Baker Jan 26/ 06 edited Feb 2/06 Petrarchan Sonnet