This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Today's Prompt is English Sonnet

The form consists of fourteen lines structured as three quatrains and a couplet. With only a rare exception, the meter is iambic pentameter,
A line of iambic pentameter is five iambic feet in a row:

The usual rhyme scheme is end-rhymed a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.



What does the time in a life count down to
our years, our moments, what will they all tell
a legacy of love, moments too few
will it be passed along that we lived well

Time can bring a strong soul straight to their knees
Time is a master of heartache relief
Time passes quickly like wind through the trees
Time is a healer,  yet time is a thief

In time this world that we know just may end
There's no time to loose, so share what you can
This moment in time is all we have friend
We should cherish time with our fellow man

My time here I give lovingly to you
and cherish the time you spend with me too

Today I wish to mention another great blogger friend of mine. Penny @ Pen's Random Jottings,  Who is a very talented writer, not only in poetry but in prose as well, in fact I have yet to prompt her in any way that she has not shown how truly beautiful a person she is... even if at times she thinks otherwise.
And so today we would like to present her with this award...


You are such a great person Penny, I am honored to call you friend !



  1. I write sonnets in pentameter with the typical rhyme scheme, but I can't stand the iambic part of the equation. I guess they aren't really sonnets then, but oh well! :D

    Like the one in Mr. Linky.

  2. Beautiful piece, wonderful challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Hey JL thanks for the stop by today.
    The way I got my play list is I was on someone elses blog and I was scrolling through there music and thought I want one of these. So I noticed at the bottom of the play list there is a place that ask do you want to create your won play list. So I hit that it took me to there site and I started building from there. If you need more information I believe Redhead Writer is anotehr one that is good with that. I will look inot more ingfo for you.
    Blessing Mucho love back to you
    Also love the poem today as always
    Congrats to Penny on that wonderful award.

  4. JL you want to use th gadget taht is the HTML/Java Script
    I think that is what you are looking for.
    If not let me know I will do more hunting for you.

  5. another great poem there lady,your right, time both gives and takes at the same time.And once again hit it right on the head with the comment about Penny's blog.It's definitely worthwhile. A good use of one's time.

  6. Aw, thanks JL .
    I have to hand that award straight back to you. If I hadn't stumbled on your fairyland page that day, I would have missed so much.

    love your sonnet.

  7. Such a sweet sonnet! Soft and beautiful!

  8. Jl, this piece, for me is one of your moved to to tears on this Mothers Day morning ♥

  9. Yes this is one of your best. Thanks for sharing it. I needed it too this morning. And congratulations to Penny she is such a great writer also..