T1’s Llama ha’sonnet

My twins are doing poetry in English at the moment, and they have to put together an anthology of their own poems, as well as analysing some poems.ย  This is a ha’sonnet Twin 1 (T1) wrote about our neighbour’s llamas, Devil (black) and Ghost (white), shown here lurking by moonlight:

Two llamas lurk
one dark, one light,
but both berserk,
gave mum a fright.
With stick-man legs
and big tall heads,
they make me laugh.



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9 responses to “T1’s Llama ha’sonnet

  1. Awesome! My parents have alpacas and they’re inclined to lurking too. And I love the description “stick man legs”. It’s so right for these unusual animals.

  2. humps

  3. Oh, very good! Tell him it made me laugh. ๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿ˜„ He did a great job capturing the scene. Iโ€™m also amused this is the form heโ€™s using for school. I hope it goes over well with his teacher. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Stephen. I thought a modern English/American (?) form would give good variety. He may have to explain the form to his teacher. ๐Ÿ˜€ And he was pleased that he got a like and a comment from the master of ha’sonnets ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • I did enjoy it and did laugh out loud. Stick man legs. ๐Ÿ˜„ I hope the teacher accepts it. It is actually an Australian/American creation. Grant Hayes, one of the two creators, is Australian. The other, Michael Lester (MHenry), is American. I havenโ€™t heard from Grant nor seen any writing from him in a long time. He was a Commended mention for the 2015 W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia INC poetry award , but they took down the link to his poem (not a haโ€™sonnet). It used to be linked on my site, but now I link to the few poems he left in the RhymeZone forum. Michael Lester focuses on haiku/senryu/tanka poetry on Twitter now.

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