I am sharing the Elizabethan today as I think it is the better of two and will share the Petrarchan next week.
Both types of sonnets have 14 lines. The rhyme scheme for the Elizabethan is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Karen is hosting Poetry Friday this week. So I am linking it there as well.
To Live Each Day
The time we're given is quite brief
Our days are of finite amount
Our object than should be in chief
To live each day and make it count,
Each person is a thing of beauty
The Psalmist says wonderfully made
I think it then should be our duty
To live each day that work displayed
Each day we contend with the urgent
The important may be left behind
We need to stay still and observant
To live each day with peace of mind
To live each day as we are able
To live our lives - strong, good and stable.
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