A Petrarchan Sonnet: The rules are simple – fourteen line with two sections, or if you want to be technical – an octave followed by a sestet. The octave (eight lines) follows the ABBA ABBA rhyme scheme. The sestet (six lines) follows the CDCDCD or CDECDE rhyme scheme.
Today’s prompt: describe a place and use concrete details.
On the northeast corner of my block In front of none but me, Is where you’ll find the tree Where neighbors like to flock. They gather in shade to squawk And smack and laugh with glee. Such a sight it is to see Old and young in the shade to talk. Round massive roots and leaves of green Great brown trunks entwined with thorns. But no one minds. It’s only life. In my mind I keep this scene Though in my blood, a signal warns From shade not sun will come strife.