We are the music makers,
and we are the dreamers of dreams.
-Arthur O’Shaughnessy (but probably used best by Willy Wonka)
Here's what just happened.
09/20 (a) & 09/21 (b)
The sonnet! Yep, 14 lines of equal-syllabic glory. The requirements (check Sonnet 18 above for reference on how it supposed to look):
Can be about anything (even how much you hate sonnets)
Must be 14 lines
The lines must be divided into three stanzas of four lines (quatrains) and one stanza of two lines (couplet)
Every line must have the same number of syllables (you should be doing a lot of finger counting)
It must follow an abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme
It does NOT have to be in "old English" (see "Large Burrito" above)
You have to be happy when you write it. Just kidding. Be ornery, but persistent—this is about the struggle of having to think.
If you're super-proud of what you've written, you can read it on The Soapbox for extra credit.