14 Lines

Every single set of fourteen lines
In an eloquent form of verse enshrines
The message I’d wanted to put across:
That is why I truly love the sonnet —
I’d place the weight of my love upon it;
A structured form, the words, can truly emboss.
A successful sonnet defines
Its themes while following traditonal signs.
I write these lines for Shakespeare’s great ear,
Though he’s passed on from this sublunar sphere,
Held to the glowing breast of yesteryear —
His excellence is something all should steer
Towards if it is at all possible;
The attainment isn’t impossible.

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