New Sun, New Day, Same Birds at Play

Contented pelicans stand on the shore.
Clouds look solid then they move away.
Water’s back and forth. It will not stay.
With all of this do I need something more?

What is it that I’m always looking for?
There’s the Sun and here’s a newborn day.
There’s a moment somewhere bright or gray
When every breath blows past a bolted door.

I’ll sing these songs of praise and some again
Repeating them like waves whose joy may reach
And soak the toes of walkers on the sand.
Then when my time is done and I head in
And when fresh water smooths this sandy beach
May love songs still enchant this fairy land.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where Bjorn is hosting with the sonnet form. This sonnet has a rhyme scheme abbaabba cdecde. It is associated with sonnets written by Petrarch.


Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

45 thoughts on “Sonnet”

    1. The first line of my poem did not have a clear iambic pentameter metrical sound. It sort of depends on how you say the words. I left it that way to let the reader in expecting a more prosaic sound and then shifted to a stronger iambic meter as the poem progressed. Thank you, Petru!


    1. I liked the breath blowing past the bolted doors too, it gives a sense of the release that comes from breathing in life, the doors that open. Anciently breath is associated with the movement of the divine spirit, there is a little pentecost occurring here. Thank you Frank.

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  1. LOL, took a minute fruitlessly looking for a standing pelican in your pic.
    An idealistic nice poem, but the bolted door threw me.
    The personal death volta ended in almost sugary sweet.

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  2. SMiLes Frank iNDeed The Globe Overall
    is Starving For More Love Songs Both Deep
    And Romantically iNvolved for Love For all
    And by
    God Yes
    Silly Love
    Songs True too
    mY friEnd the Job
    of Love is Never Fully
    Written or Said For
    What is Beyond
    NoW Ever More
    CoLoRS FLaVoRS oF LoVE..:)

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