I have tried my hand at writing a Sonnet. It is in Shakespearean format – 14 lines of iambic pentameter, made up of 3 quatrains, rhyming abab-cdcd-efef, followed by a couplet, rhyming gg .
A CAPTURED DREAM
To seal my dream I wrote it in a book;
I wrote it as a verse in sonnet form.
Made sure I could retrieve your face, your look,
To hold it so it could my life transform.
I wandered far along a moonlit beach,
Searching for a clue, I knew not what.
You were so far away and out of reach;
A creature my dull mind almost forgot.
But then I saw some footprints in the sand;
I knew that I had seen those prints before.
Your bright red nails showed as my vision panned,
And you were there upon that foreign shore.
What bliss it was to capture in a dream
That glimpse as lucent as a moonlight beam.