(A sonnet) For Now

Paraglider (c) Sam Rappaz, 2015
(c) Sam Rappaz, 2015

So high above the land I love I glide
With no wasted effort by me. Just wind
That’s heated below raises me to defy
The laws of gravity. Seeing no sin
Of man–only the open world as naked
As fresh love–I use my skin to respond
To the contours of earth, roughly caressed
By blankets of cosmic silk. I turn around
That hill of restraint and dangle my legs
From the seat of danger. In time it’ll end;
The wind will die on a gasp as night takes breath.
I will be down flat on ground. I’ll suspend
My reverie. But not quite yet. The wind’s
still supreme and gently keeps alive my dreams.

I wonder how it feels to paraglide. I have never tried it but when I look at people soaring across the landscape I feel as though the wind is speaking to me as much as it is to them.
At present, I am arrested by the "playful, silk-ribbon bondage of the sonnet". A lovely metaphor for writing in meter by A.E. Stallings (From essay "Crooked Roads Without Improvement: Some Thoughts on Formal Verse")
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15 thoughts on “(A sonnet) For Now”

  1. I really liked this. I am not aware of the form of sonnets, however I will take a look. You know I am a man of free verse but I am trying to get into the other forms and see what I can do. I can tell in your writing the admiration of such a sight as you say.

    “when I look at people soaring across the landscape I feel as though the wind is speaking to me as much as it is to them.”

    Love, love, love the statement. That is poetry within itself.

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    1. Thank you Jamarow. I am making my way through different forms at the moment. This week I’ll be studying free verse. Let’s see what happens. It’s exciting to learn and try different approaches to the craft of poetry.
      Here’s a link to help you learn about sonnets: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-sonnet

      My prose is improving the more I practice poetry. I haven’t been writing prose in any real way though. I hope to make time soon.

      Thank you for your encouragement. It means a lot.

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      1. I am happy that you are working on being better. I mean your work is great now. I can only imagine how it would be once your in that place nice and comfortable and I cant wait to partake. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the link will definitely try to come up with one

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