Friday Fictioneers is once again inspiring me to write a sonnet. On the technical side this time I have used Terza Rima rhyme scheme.
Friday Fictioneers gather at the end of the week to write a story or poem to be as close as possible to 100 words. This time I used 96 words. Rochelle leads keep us all together and we try to give each other encouragement as well as constructive criticism. I will not react badly to any suggestions for improvements. Follow the link to Rochelle’s page or click the blue guy down below.
Oh how to dance across the marble floors
as she with whitened knuckles grips her broom
recalling prior closing of the doors
and see inside the alabaster rooms
dignity poise she dance her minuet
among the cavaliers she finds a groom
Her tools becoming dukes and baronets
inside her head she hears the orchestra
imagining a well dressed string quartet.
Then sighing she recalls her algebra
for salary she cleans the shining hall
not princess, she’s just plain old Deborah
come watch a cleaning lady’s lonely ball
it’s far from glamorous and quite banal
in grace and dignity the mops enthral
August 29, 2013