Spool Five

Curtal Sonnet

Today’s prompt was a really interesting one. The challenge was to write a Curtal Sonnet, a form invented by Gerard Manley Hopkins and used in the poem Pied Beauty. It is a ten-and-a-half line sonnet.

I was travelling back home this day for Easter so, between the time spent travelling and the time spent with my family, I didn’t have much time to work on this one, which is a pity, because I really liked this challenge. Unfortunately I get car sick easily, so I just wrote this on my phone during a rest-stop on the busride home.

As Jesus was sleeping behind a rock
The bus station was blooming
The passengers standing in a snaked line
My backpack stuffed with jeans and socks
Trying my best to look unassuming
There are no seats, we are all assigned

Five hours later I arrive home
I rush to my room and I want to sing
I lay down, I rest my head, I smile
On my childhood bed, I lie alone
End of trial

Sat Apr 16, 2022 - 173 Words