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The Coronasonnet  inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic is an invented form created by the poets of SingPoWriMo (Singapore Poetry Writing Month) and found by Dave Schneider at Writing.com. I just copy and paste his description.

"The recipe for this viral concoction follows:"

  1.  Written in 14 lines.
  2. The coronasonnet has been infected by 2 lines from another poem(s) and includes them verbatim as part of its 14 lines.
  3. The coronasonnet is asymptomatic for the first 8 lines, but from line 9 onwards, every word is written in all caps.
  4. The coronasonnet ends with social distancing, with more and more space in each line. Lines 12-14 include only one-syllable words.

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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Tinker


Return of Spring

My garden calls me in this hour,
" ’tis my faith that every flower
enjoys the air it breathes"*
its sweet breath, to us bequeaths.

I flee from isolation to dance
among the bright faced daisies,
the royal iris bloom, not by chance,
reminding me, I'm anything but crazy.

SPRING ANNOUNCES, "NEW LIFE,
PUT AWAY YOUR UPTIGHT STRIFE.
BASK IN MY VIBRANT HUES,
IN WINTER YOU PAID YOUR DUES.

WITH EACH DAY, LIVE IN THE NOW
AND I'LL BE HERE FOR YOU, I VOW."
                              ~~Judi Van Gorder
* Lines written in early spring  L13-14  by William Wordsworth April 1798
Verse Form The Coronasonnet


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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jakecaller

here's my latest corona sonnet written this morning

 

General Corona is coming for us all

 

I saw the best minds of my generation 

destroyed by madness

consumed by the greed 

all around us

the dreaded corona virus spreads

its death and destruction

all over the world

no one can escape

THE FATE OF THE WORLD

IS INDEED AT STAKE

NONE OF US CAN

ESCAPE 

 

OUR

FATE

content tracing “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg

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Tinker

Wow,  Thanks for playing along.   Good one.

I think when quoting the line from Ginsberg, it. should be in parentheses. 

“I saw the best minds of my generation 

destroyed by madness”*

* Howl L1 by Alan Ginsberg

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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