A Sonnet for the Sonnet
by sonnets, but today to my delight
serendipity favored me to find
a university class that explored
the passionate history of the form.
The lecture described this frame tumbling through lives,
uniting affections through centuries of time.
There is no language that it scorns;
there is no culture it cannot adorn.
This delicate and vigorous design
turns eternal in awakening minds
and endures with the desires it records.
I swear with my life and the lute I strum,
as long as we love sonnets will be sung.
Garrett Buhl Robinson