Newtonian Sorrow

Newtonian Sorrow

A Poem by Doodley
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Sonnet.

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At pearl light from womb till Life's twilight gloam,
The heralded pinnacle did I seek,
Universal answers contained in tome,
I found upon a lonely mountain peak.

Soundless secrets whispered into eager ears,
Infused the tendrils of my wondrous mind,
As swollen eyes seduced of falling tears,
Belied the joyous knowledge I did find.

But, wisdom's words cannot be cast to wind,
Dispersed as worthless without solemn care,
Else in Creator's wrath she might rescind,
This knowledge she cloaks in rarefied air.

As seekers of secrets quest's do begin,
My Newtonian Sorrow breeds within.

© 2017 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
A first attempt at a Shakespearian sonnet.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

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Soaring subject matter.
An excellent Shakespearian sonnet!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Jimmy. I appreciate the kind words for this first attempt.
Well, I think this was a very good first attempt at a sonnet. Everything seems to be spot on, format rhymes, iambic metre( not quite right in places though!) and syllable count. And I agree with Zoe's comments. Even the couplet at the end is a 'profound' conclusion. ''Newtonian Sorrow' I take to mean a wonderful theory, now surpassed? Anyway, I really enjoyed this sonnet.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Great Aunt Astri. I appreciate the comments.
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Zoe
Seeking wisdom by abandoning the normal life, setting off for the mountains, attaining knowledge and wisdom up there...The beauty of it all, the spellbounding view of the mountains, you captured it's magnificence very well here. Again, a wonderful poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Your interpretation of this piece is spot on. I appreciate.. read more
Zoe

1 Year Ago

My pleasure!
It really rhymes... i think its great..keep it up

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Dipsy. I appreciate your time and kind words.
Thank you for your review, Dooley. I suppose I was stretching the relationship between poet and politician, but it came to me easily. I have read three of your poems, and realise the only thing we have in common is the love of writing. Your poetry is far above my appreciation skill, so I wouldn't dream of commenting on it. Which doesn't mean to say I didn't enjoy reading it - your skill with meaningful words is enviable. On another plane I do envy you tremendously - you live in Sydney. I lived and worked there during my first six years in Australia, and loved the forty years after, living in Queensland. Regretfully, when my Australian husband died in 2009, I made the foolish decision to return to my UK family, influenced by their assurance that I would be much happier. At least I can still write, and read and appreciate fine poetry like yours. Regards

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Marym. My pleasure to read your poem. Enjoyed it very much. I t.. read more
The rigidity of the Shakespearian sonnet makes it a difficult form to write, as I have found, but it has been used to great effect here in portraying the gravity of your thoughts ( no pun intended). Knowledge is vital but it must be used with discretion. as we are being made aware of at present.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Norman. Gravity of thoughts....absolutely correct. You have dec.. read more
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AWK
Beautiful words......i feel like this is abbout vagina though??

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, AWK. Interesting perspective! The sonnet is about the search fo.. read more
AWK

1 Year Ago

cool lol andyou're welcome
Absolutely beautiful in form. I love your word choices as well. A pleasure to read! :) Julie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Julie. I appreciate your kind words.

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Sydney , Australia



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