Sunday Sonnet!

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Freedom of thought let no one disallow,
The stuff of progress, true, thereof is made;
No wholesome fruit is borne on broken bough,
Nor truth survive if censure speech forbade;
Thought with impunity precedes the word,
Utterance of which to ownership commits;
Denial, then, must surely be absurd,
Lest to hypocrisy a fool admits;
Inebriated hauteur can seduce,
A shallow-bottomed mind, to verbalise
Unconscious reservoir of vile abuse,
Which, in the end, leads to his own demise.
Uncultivated, barren, rocky field –
Much to be done afore it fruit can yield!

©Meanderings 2017

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30 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. Open and free minds and speech thrive, closed and shallow minds arelike that uncultivated and barren rocky field.

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  2. Indeed, Peter! Well said! 🙂

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  3. I am locked on your photograph;
    It has so many simple features,
    within such a complex design.
    It is lifeless yet also very bright;
    Its spirit has not been dimmed;
    It has flair it has movement;
    Its form is a natural paradox.
    © M

    Animal Farm comes to mind. May acceptable balances in society be restored very soon. :yes:

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  4. Wonderful Ell. Hope you’re having a happy Sunday. Hugs,💕

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    • Thanks Nan! Yes, had grandchildren to lunch, today. Always great joy. Hope yours went well….and you are well on the way to Slumberland! Hugs! 🤗🤗💕💕

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  5. Lovely poem, E! Your words are expressive and appropriate to the present. Are you away from your keyboard…have missed you for a couple of days. 🙂

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  6. I didn’t see your “reblog” button…but now that I do I would like to borrow your poem for Sometimes. Thanks for the opportunity to re-post this fine work of literature. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on SOMETIMES and commented:
    Thanks to friend Bushka for including the “re-blog” button. This poem is appropriate and timely now, and it is my honor to post it here on SOMETIMES for my readers!

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  8. Love the language and the insights, and the true sonnet twist at the end!

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  9. Your words are both eloquent and ever-so-true! Great poem! Hugs!!! ❤

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  10. I’ve just finished reading Margeret Atwood’s ‘The hand maids Yale’s and it deals with censorship of thinking and reading and speaking. Horrific stuff. To say it was written in the 1980’s – it almost reads as a manual of how to fait accompli in today’s society I hope I used that expression in the right context. Beautiful, well examined words chosen. Your sonnets flow with such grave and eloquence. Lots of hugs

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  11. * handmaids tale

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  12. Brilliant, just brilliant.xxx

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  13. Oh, oh, so of the moment…I’m awed by your juxtaposition of vocabulary that so relates to our present world…

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