A Sonnet about Something or Other

Karmic sighs in this indigo dreamscape
show us a glimpse of a new becoming
as the wind rattles, the future takes shape
and somewhere I hear the sound of humming.
The times are apocalyptic, you say
yet there are dreams in your imagining
only time will tell as fates have their way
for hearts will never refrain from singing.
Love is the thing in times untellable 
when everything else seems impossible.

© N Nazir 2022

Written for W3 Prompt #24: Wea’ve Written Weekly at The Skeptic’s Kaddish, where the poet of the week invites us to write a ‘Minute’ poem or a Shakespearean sonnet using iambic pentameter. I chose the latter, obvs 🙂

Shared also for dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Lillian.


I wish my Throwback Thursday was somehow related to my poem but it couldn’t be more incongruous 😀 I chose it merely for the fact that I was listening to the Great Purple One today and it had been a while since I’d heard this utter gem. So I thought I’d share it with you too! Need I explain Prince? Of course not. What was your song of the day? ❤

54 thoughts on “A Sonnet about Something or Other

      1. Thank you, Ain! How lovely to hear from you 🙂 I’m pleased you think so and I also enjoyed your poem too, though enjoyed may not be quite the right word as it was so powerful and moving. So glad you continue to share your words and I thank you for making time to read mine.

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  1. kaykuala

    Love is the thing in times untellable
    when everything else seems impossible.
    A wonderful close Sundra and a great sonnet. Love is what we need but mostly disregarded in the current word affairs!

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      1. Lesley, thank you so much for your kind words. That is lovely to hear ❤

        And thank you for sharing a song! People rarely do so I love it when someone does ❤ I shall listen to it as soon as I get home!

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    1. Thank you, Worms! That’s a lovely way to look at it. I’m afraid I’ve never read any Tolkien (I know, I know, I ought to) even though he’s from my city and I even used to live in his old neighbourhood. But I see what you mean. Appreciated 🙂

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      1. To be honest, I would never have read Tolkien either. But my year 5 teacher read us The Hobbit and then my now husband insisted, early in our relationship, that I must read Lord of the Rings “for my edumacation”. He gave me the trilogy and I obeyed. I am not a convert but I appreciate the experience. And to be fair he has watched the BBC production of Pride Nd Prejudice with me more than once. 🙂

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      2. Ha ha! I love that your husband did that! One of my past loves got me to read a whole bunch of Terry Pratchett and I was convinced I wouldn’t like it but it was great. I’ll get round to Tolkien one day… 🙂

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  2. sanaarizvi

    This is incredibly stunning, Sunra! Wow! So many many emotions run through this sonnet from “The times are apocalyptic,” to “for hearts will never refrain from singing.” Sigh .. it is us poets who feel all this the most! The ones who bear both chaos and calm, and still manage to smile through it all! Sending love, my friend 💘💘

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    1. Thanks so much, Sanaa, for your kind words ❤ With sonnets, I spend most of the time counting fingers! 🙂 Smiling through chaos and calm as you put it is definitely a good skill to master! Not sure I have 🙂 Thank you for dropping by ❤


  3. Dear Sunra,
    I should like to pass the baton of Poet-of-the-Week to you, if I may?

    My favourite couple of lines from your beautiful sonnet are “Love is the thing in times untellable
    when everything else seems impossible.”
    “…as the wind rattles,”

    Any poem that has a rattling wind in it, gets my vote!

    I look forward to your prompt,

    Many thanks,
    Lesley 🌹

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    1. Oh Lesley, that is lovely of you, I’m flattered and delighted. Thank you for sharing your favourite lines! I also have a thing about windy days and the change it brings ❤

      I'm happy to be nominated. Though I'm not entirely sure what I do from here? Do I message David…?

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