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August 8th, 2009 / 8:02 pm
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Sonnets for Saturday

I googled sonnet in images and a million picture of this lady came up.

I googled "sonnet" in images and a million pictures of this lady came up.

I briefly studied poetry with William “Bill” Matthews eons ago. I liked him very much. I was a bad poet. He made us write sonnets. I wrote one that narrates a mother teaching her daughter how to masturbate in the shower. He didn’t like it. He didn’t like much of my work, and yet, we liked each other. After the jump is my sonnet. Feel free to share your bad sonnets in the comment section.

If you unscrew the shower head, daughter

wetness will pour wildly, rather than spray

soft, it will fall in a straight line, the water

comes out swift and mean – Learn the water’s way

my pretty girl, Let me show you the flow

of things, the many manipulations –

Objects and certain elements can know

many forms -Discover ripe elations

found from changing the water’s sweet pressure-

Let it pound on your flesh rather than sprinkle

Take it unadulterated – I’m sure

once tried this way, you’ll never let tinkle

the diffused water –  You’ll convert to sending

water gushing, hard flow on you ending.

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