Italian Sonnet Notes

Jezzie G

Italian Sonnet 1

Structure: Octave and sestet
Meter: decasyllabic or pentameter
Schema: abbaabba cdcdcd

Example

Cinderella’s Fetish by Jez Farmer

An obsession once a cute quirk
Engaging her within my desire
Delicate feet dancing with fire
And I felt all my senses jerk
For her heart I was going berserk
With love and lust on a live wire
But too soon the passions turned dire
There are no more hours I can work
To feed her addiction and lust
For slippers, stilettos and boots
Finest leather just to tread dust
So many shoes he substitute
Destroying love, destroying trust
Her passion I once found so cute

Italian Sonnet 2

Structure: Octave and sestet
Meter: decasyllabic or pentameter
Schema: abbaabba cddcee

Example

Ballet and Bandits by Jez Farmer

The Garden is still heaving at midnight
Tourists and revellers after a show
And the last trains are blaring ‘time to go’
An…

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