# New Poetry Form
‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, #LuckyDip.
Sarah has for this week a ‘Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet’ – The topic is up to us.
If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link
A New Beginning
Weather beaten life – crumbling down
don’t attempt a dive, you may drown.
The cliff may also fall apart-
taking your body out to sea
with that shrub soon to disappear,
never to be seen, my sweetheart.
Stop, let us talk – now how about
making a fresh start, sort it out
it’s not worth cutting your life short
There is so much living to do.
Talking will help you get through
Come, lets try you can be a sport.
You have a bruised heart – I knew that
Let’s give it a try, I’ll support.
What is a Jeffreys Sonnet?
It was created by Scott J. Alcorn.
It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet).
Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd.
So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e.
The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.
Hopefully I got this right, it was a very hard form to write.
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