SONNET POEMS

The Poet And The Baby
How's a man to write a sonnet, can you tell,-
How's he going to weave the dim, poetic spell,-
When a-toddling on the floor
Is the muse he must adore,
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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sonnet On The Sonnet
To see the moment holds a madrigal,
To find some cloistered place, some hermitage
For free devices, some deliberate cage
Wherein to keep wild thoughts like birds in thrall;
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Lord Alfred Douglas

The Sonnet
A sonnet is a moment's monument, --
Memorial from the Soul's eternity
To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,
Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

From The House Of Life The Sonnet
A Sonnet is a moment's monument,
Memorial from the Soul's eternity
To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,
Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The House of Life: The Sonnet
A Sonnet is a moment's monument,
Memorial from the Soul's eternity
To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,
Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The House of Life: Introductory Sonnet
A Sonnet is a moment's monument,-
Memorial from the Soul's eternity
To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,
Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sonnet (The Master And The Slave Go Hand In Hand)
The master and the slave go hand in hand,
Though touch be lost. The poet is a slave,
And there be kings do sorrowfully crave
The joyance that a scullion may command.
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Uncouth Things
'I HATE outlandish things, and own
I've little liking for the sonnet;
'Tis for a lazy Muse, and one
Who hath a bumler in her bonnet.
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Joseph Skipsey

Urceus Exit
I intended an Ode,
And it turn'd to a Sonnet
It began à la mode,
I intended an Ode;
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Henry Austin Dobson

Sonnet By Capel Lofft, Esq.
This Sonnet was addressed to the Author of this volume, and
was occasioned by several little Quatorzains, misnomered
Sonnets, which he published in the Monthly Mirror. He begs
leave to return his thanks to the much respected writer, for
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Henry Kirk White

The Sonnet II
Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frown'd,
Mindless of its just honours; with this key
Shakespeare unlock'd his heart; the melody
Of this small lute gave ease to Petrarch's wound;
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William Wordsworth

Scorn Not The Sonnet
Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned,
Mindless of its just honours; with this key
Shakespeare unlocked his heart; the melody
Of this small lute gave ease to Petrarch's wound;
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William Wordsworth

The Sonnet Ii
SCORN not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frown'd,
   Mindless of its just honours; with this key
   Shakespeare unlock'd his heart; the melody
Of this small lute gave ease to Petrarch's wound;
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William Wordsworth

Sonnet
Oh for a poetâ??for a beacon bright
To rift this changless glimmer of dead gray;
To spirit back the Muses, long astray,
And flush Parnassus with a newer light;
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

The Sonnet
Alone it stands in Poesy's fair land,
A temple by the muses set apart;
A perfect structure of consummate art,
By artists builded and by genius planned,
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sonnet Xxi: A Witless Galant
A witless gallant a young wench that woo'd
(Yet his dull spirit her not one jot could move),
Entreated me, as e'er I wish'd his good,
To write him but one sonnet to his love;
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Michael Drayton

My Sonnet Is A Light Goes On In
my sonnet is A light goes on in
the toiletwindow,that's straightacross from
my window,night air bothered with a rustling din

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E. E. Cummings

Sonnet 04
They dub thee idler, smiling sneeringly,
And why? because, forsooth, so many moons,
Here dwelling voiceless by the voiceful sea,
Thou hast not set thy thoughts to paltry tunes
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Henry Timrod

Sonnet (Oh For A Poet—For A Beacon Bright)
Oh for a poet-for a beacon bright
To rift this changeless glimmer of dead gray;
To spirit back the Muses, long astray,
And flush Parnassus with a newer light;
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

A Pageant And Other Poems
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart's quiet home,
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Christina Rossetti

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