My Manual For Everything
by disillusioned
(Deep Thoughts, 2121 views) - 4/14/05
(recorded 4/14/05 @ 9:23:38 AM)
Speaking in haiku is passe, and so old hat. Let's try sonnets instead.
And perhaps there will be a time when we're just that cute.
And you'll know that the first song we danced to was this and the way I held you was that.
And I'll be sure I remember the number of beats you make in a minute,
And the number of breaths you forever take.
Oh, and the specific shade of your eyes, because we so often rely on those for so many things—honesty, truth, a way to peer into someone... and an easy source of compliments.
It's all variations of a theme.
We can always change things just enough to not be a rerun, to not be the precise same dance.
But fear those things which feel so much alike.
They'll always follow the same patterns,
The same ebb and flow,
The same tide and the same rise and fall.
They wouldn't be called patterns if they didn't, silly.
Your tears can only fall so many ways.
And your smiles can only curve just so many degrees.
And you can only stay so transparent for so long.
And you can only find yourself so many degrees away from having a temperature.
Before you realize that your fever comes with the chills.

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how are sonnets constucted? i missed that in high school.

   [hamlet (J) 4/14/05 10:18 AM]

you know, I vaguely remember going over sonnets and their construction ... all four years in high school. And yet, I still can't tell you how one is put together. I seem to remember something about 14 lines and oh yes, Clark interrupted us to hand out a practice AP exam, which Taylor and I promptly cheat on.

Woo for high school.

And woo to Dis' sonnet, even though I'm not quite sure how to take it.

   [Wildfire (J :: M) 4/14/05 10:22 AM]

Just for the record, there is absolutely nothing sonnet-like about this.

   [enlite (J :: M) 4/14/05 11:11 AM]

a series of quatrains ending in a couplet. Uses iambic pentameter, usually rhymes

   [Ziabatsu (J) 4/14/05 2:16 PM]

How would you have a quatrain or couplet that didn't rhyme?

   [enlite (J :: M) 4/14/05 2:38 PM]

Nope, this isn't a sonnet at all. Thought about it, decided against it.

Wasn't really the point. Perhaps you should read from the bottom up.

Edit: That last line makes me sound like a dick. I just mean, I started with that line, not with the intent of declaring it a sonnet. Sorry for the confusion. It's a "variations on a theme" thing.

   [disillusioned (J :: M) 4/14/05 4:57 PM]

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