Life of the Author (A Shakespearean Sonnet)

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Legends of Windemere

To be honest, this is my first attempt at a Sonnet.  Learned about them in college and it was a project in ELA last year.  I helped my student with this, but I never took it by the reins myself.  Figured I’d give it a shot, but I’m not sure how this will go.  Not a big fan of rhyming and iambic pentameter always threw me off.  From what I can tell, it’s having 10 syllables in each line.  Here we go:

We all exist to put pen to paper
Born with the drive to imagine new tales
Thoughts and dreams move in our minds like vapor
Imagination is wind in our sails

Most cannot understand our words or way
Meeting our excitement with a blank stare
A chosen few get what we try to say
We get energy knowing that they care

That small speck of support can mean…

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