Poetry by Jeff Green

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What’s in a name

by cricketjeff on November 9, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I’ve loved you since we met with all my heart,
They told me that our love could never be
But you are all of everything to me,
Your name, sweet Juliet, holds us apart.

You are the dawn that gives each day its start,
The shining light that shows me what to do.
No other beauty shines as bright as you,
Your name, sweet Juliet, holds us apart.

More fair than can compare with any art,
More beautiful than any bird can sing.
I’d choose to offer you my wedding ring;
Your name, sweet Juliet, holds us apart.

I’ve loved you since we met with all my heart,
Your name sweet Juliet holds us apart.

Author notes

An echo sonnet inspired by the Shakespeare Play “Romeo and Juliet”.

The echo sonnet is:-
A “new form” based on the Kyrielle sonnet, like the Kyrielle sonnet it has 3 quatrains and a couplet all ending with the same line (or a similar developing line ending with the same rhyming word) also like the Kyrielle sonnet the first line is also the penultimate (second to last) line. Unlike the KS however the poem is decasyllabic (ideally iambic pentameter) and the rhyme scheme is a*bbA accA addA a*A.
a*, a and A lines all rhyme and a* and A lines are the repeating lines.