Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pensieve's Poetic License #4 - English Sonnet

This week's assignment is an English Sonnet. I've always wanted to tackle one of these, since my high school days learning Shakespeare, but never had the guts to do it. But thanks to Pensieve's Poetic License, I'm all over it this week.

The theme? Read below:

I want you to write about something you love. The catch? Instead of writing an expected love sonnet (i.e., about your spouse or babies or faith) I thought it'd be fun to write about a quirky-kind-of-love, paying tribute to something that could be characterized as your "precious".

Fun, right? Here's my offering:


Oh, Tivo, how I love thee
Let me count the ways
Always a surprise for me
At the end of my work days
With your suggestions I know
You pay attention to my needs
And your season passes show
You are just full of good deeds
You learn my likes and dislikes
And deliver without expectation
Even during writer's strikes
You never take a vacation
This is why I love you so
My gadget, my TIVO

Copyright 2008 - Karina

I'm not sure I followed the "Sonnet" rules exactly, but hey, the PPL rules clearly state that there are no rules. Be sure to visit Pensieve's for other participants, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh, and stop on by my other blog Candid Karina, for a little quiz and giveaway.


Brandon Satrom said...

Hey Karina,

Nice poem! We share the Tivo love, and I laughed out loud at the writer's strike portion.

Great job!


Robin said...

I'm with Brandon, my favorite lines were about the writer's strike.

But, you Tivo lovers are all the same! You'd think it hung the moon!!

Can you imagine watching TV without it now? You'd kind of be lost.

FUN addition to this month's License; I'm going down the list and it's a blast reading what everyone's "preciouses" are.

(is that a word?)

Thanks for joining in! It was TIME for you to write one of these!


Sandy said...

I do not have Tivo but thank goodness, I recorded some of my favorites on DVR!

Great poem.

Happy St. Valentine's Day.

Karmyn R said...

Almost makes me want to go purchase a Tivo! Nicely done.

Inheritor of Heaven said...

I think they (the rules) are more like guidelines actually (since the writers are on strike I had to rip that off from Pirates #1).

Jana said...

Great poem! This really makes me want Tivo.

crickl's nest said...

I don't have one!

Cute sonnet. =)

PearLady said...

Cool poem..thanks for sharing your quirky love. ;D Happy VD, Karina!

paisley said...

that was adorable and made me laugh too... great job!!!!

lissa said...

never had tivo but what a fun sonnet