Sketching Sonnet

For today’s prompt, write a sketch poem. My initial thought is to write a poem that’s like a sketch of a moment or an object. But you can play around with sketchy people or situations. Or just sketch something else together.

life-drawing-3880339_640Sketching Sonnet

I wish I could draw,
place pencil to paper,
leave delicate lines,
shade, crosshatch.

To sketch a face recognizable.
To alter its expression
with a simple line
to the eyebrow or cheek.

But my best efforts are poor cartoons
so I’ll stick with poetry
which is also mere marks
on a page that evoke emotion.

I wish I could draw, so you could see
how beautiful you are to me.

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9 Responses to Sketching Sonnet

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Oh… I know!

    :)

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    With words you can not only sketch, but paint beautiful pictures. Nicely done.

  3. mbrazfieldm says:

    Amazing offering glad I found it :)

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