Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I was ill for almost 2 weeks and was not feeling creative. I saved the prompts and will be posting my poems simply because I like to finish what I start 🙂 (If you still read them, I’m most appreciative!) ❤
NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 23:
“Today, I challenge you to write a sonnet. Traditionally, sonnets are 14-line poems, with ten syllables per line, written in iambs (i.e., with a meter in which an unstressed syllable is followed by one stressed syllable, and so on).
I waited ‘til they were no longer green;
the sweet smell of mango had made me keen.
To savour the yellow, succulent flesh;
I was willing to gather sticks to thresh
the branches laden with fruit so heavy.
My stones caused larks to squawk in a bevy.
The sun beat down as I hunted the fruit.
My bag was ready to pick up my loot.
As the sun beat down I was soaked with sweat,
I gathered the mangoes I came to get.
I felt like Santa with my bulging bag,
the weight of my goodies caused me to lag.
My mango lust drove more pace to my feet;
at home I indulged my hunger replete.
© Chattinatti 2016