‘Twas Ever Thus (100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, April 2012)

This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups was to mark St George’s Day and the anniversary  of Shakespeare’s birth with a sonnet.  Both would turn in their graves, I suspect, to read my offering.  (Rhymist I may be, poet I ain’t.)    😦

Her knight in shining armour

arrived much later than expected

(her hormones were much calmer –

minimal oestrogen detected).

Not for them the ups and downs

of unrequited passion,

the pair of them had done the rounds

each in their own sweet fashion;

but still the dragon had his way

and swiftly reared his head,

that green eyed monster ruled the day,

they’ve parted now, it’s said.

None did their work as well as he

they foundered over jealousy.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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24 Responses to ‘Twas Ever Thus (100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, April 2012)

  1. sjbwriting says:

    Brilliant! It really was a tough one this week – thought you rose to the challenge extremely well. I love the fact that your dragon was a metaphorical one.


  2. Yes, really like how you interpreted this . Worked brilliantly :O)


  3. This is really wonderful. Sonnets (or poems of any form) can truly tell so much.


  4. Judee says:

    Great job, I certainly couldn’t do it. Do sonnets have rules? I haven’t even tried this week’s challenge because I just don’t know how. This one is delightful, green eyed monster, indeed. 😉


  5. Sandra says:

    The only rules I followed Judee were the 14 lines and the abab,cdcd,efef,gg rhyming pattern. If I’d taken any account of the number of syllables in lines I think my effort would have been strangled at birth. Thanks for reading and commenting – I agree it was a hard one this week.


  6. Andrea says:

    This is fantastic .. well done, I really enjoyed reading this one 🙂



  7. Bod for tea says:

    Very clever! I went for the funny bone I’m afraid, and lost the ‘sonnet’ style I think, but I love this, very original.


  8. Sandra says:

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


  9. Love your poem, and I too like the idea of the dragon being the green eyed monster! It works really well!


  10. Thought I’d just left a comment, but obviously not – sorry if you end up with two, rather similar ones! I love your poem, and I too love the concept of the dragon as the green eyed monster. It works really well! Good job!

    (I have to use this name to comment, as WordPress don’t generally recognise Blogspot!)
    Writing from the Edge


  11. I like how they met later in life (when her homones were calmer!) Clever way to go.


  12. jfb57 says:

    For someone who was going to let this one go, you have a real talent for those rhyming couplet thingys! This is so good and is a piece to be proud of! move over Will, here comes Sandra!


  13. Miriam says:

    Lovely. Well done!


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