As Everything Dims

A Year of Sonnets #119

Zach J. Payne
Dec 21, 2019 · 1 min read

Perhaps this star is setting. Light returns
into the void. The end of everything
will come eventually — and I will sleep
like hours into sand. A river flows
into uncertain sound — cacophony?
I cannot promise where this road will lead
but only that the silence rises up,
an aching music echoes in the cup
so hallowed of my heart: too tired to bleed
but even in its dimming, yearning, free?
I couldn’t say: and no one truly knows
if God is held to promises they speak
or do we flutter, lonely on a wing
to seek the little light left as it churns?

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i wanted to try something new with this sonnet. i wanted the rhyme scheme to still be present while being as unobsequious as possible. It isn’t perfect (it rarely ever is), but I was going for a scheme of

a-b-c-d-e-f-g
g-f-e-d-c-b-a

thoughts?

Zach J. Payne

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(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist. “In Search of Sunflowers” available on Kindle now.

Sonnetry

Sonnetry

Perfection in fourteen lines.

Zach J. Payne

Written by

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist. “In Search of Sunflowers” available on Kindle now.

Sonnetry

Sonnetry

Perfection in fourteen lines.

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