I was going to write “I failed,” but then noticed I only failed at my desired outcome; not my stated outcome. I wanted badly to write a sonnet. Is that silly?

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Anyway, I googled and studied the structure of sonnets. Gathering words, phrases, and notes, I spent the day on sonnet creation. Incense burned to set my mood.

As pen put to paper, the form eluded me. By nightfall, my head hurt from the effort. Appreciation for those who create sonnets increased…