Rovi Sonnet

This sonnet form created by Jem Farmer was inspired by the late Ivor Hogg.
Jem liking balance, has divided this sonnet into two septets. The first one is formed by a triplet and a quatrain. The second one consists of a quintain and a couplet. The quintain like the Ivorian Sonnet has a 120 variation quintain, but this time the simple couplet finishes that septet. In the Hogg version the couplet started the sonnet and the quintain finished it.


Quintain Variations 1 - 24
a.b.c.d.e.
a.b.c.e.d.
a.b.d.c.e.
a.b.d.e.c.
a.b.e.c.d.
a.b.e.d.c.
a.c.b.d.e.
a.c.b.e.d.
a.c.d.b.e.
a.c.d.e.b.
a.c.e.b.d.
a.c.e.d.b.
a.d.b.c.e.
a.d.b.e.c.
a.d.c.b.e.
a.d.c.e.b.
a.d.e.b.c.
a.d.e.c.b.
a.e.b.c.d.
a.e.b.d.c.
a.e.c.b.d.
a.e.c.d.b.
a.e.d.b.c.
a.e.d.c.b.
Quintain Variations 25 - 48
b.a.c.d.e.
b.a.c.e.d.
b.a.d.c.e.
b.a.d.e.c.
b.a.e.c.d.
b.a.e.d.c.
b.c.a.d.e.
b.c.a.e.d.
b.c.d.a.e.
b.c.d.e.a.
b.c.e.a.d.
b.c.e.d.a.
b.d.a.c.e.
b.d.a.e.c.
b.d.c.e.a.
b.d.c.a.e.
b.d.e.a.c.
b.d.e.c.a.
b.e.a.c.d.
b.e.a.d.c.
b.e.c.a.d.
b.e.c.d.a.
b.e.d.a.c.
b.e.d.c.a.
Quintain Variations 48 - 72
c.a.b.d.e.
c.a.b.e.d.
c.a.d.b.e.
c.a.d.e.b.
c.a.e.b.d.
c.a.e.d.b.
c.b.a.d.e.
c.b.a.e.d.
c.b.d.a.e.
c.b.d.e.a.
c.b.e.a.d.
c.d.e.d.a.
c.d.a.b.e.
c.d.a.e.b.
c.d.b.a.e.
c.d.b.e.a.
c.d.e.a.b.
c.d.e.b.a.
c.e.a.b.d.
c.e.a.d.b.
c.e.b.a.d.
c.e.b.d.a.
c.e.d.a.b.
c.e.d.b.a.
Quintain Variations 73 - 96
d.a.b.c.e.
d.a.b.e.c.
d.a.c.b.e.
d.a.c.e.b.
d.a.e.b.c.
d.a.e.c.b.
d.b.a.c.e.
d.b.a.e.c.
d.b.c.a.e.
d.b.c.e.a.
d.b.e.a.c.
d.b.e.c.a.
d.c.a.b.e.
d.c.a.e.b.
d.c.b.a.e.
d.c.b.e.a.
d.c.e.a.b.
d.c.e.b.a.
d.e.a.b.c.
d.e.a.c.b.
d.e.b.a.c.
d.e.b.c.a.
d.e.c.a.b.
d.e.c.b.a
Quintain Variations 97 - 120
e.a.b.c.d.
e.a.b.d.c.
e.a.c.b.d.
e.a.c.d.b.
e.a.d.b.c.
e.a.d.c.b.
e.b.a.c.d.
e.b.a.d.c.
e.b.c.a.d.
a.b.c.d.a.
e.b.d.a.c.
e.b.d.c.a.
e.c.a.b.d.
e.c.a.d.b.
e.c.b.a.d.
e.c.b.d.a.
e.c.d.a.b.
e.c.d.b.a.
e.d.a.b.c.
e.d.a.c.b.
e.d.b.a.c.
e.d.b.c.a.
e.d.c.a.b.
e.d.c.b.a.


Light of the Univers - Sonnet IX

When you bring your light to my universe
Like the rose blooming on a winter's day
As in you my senses freely immerse

I see beauty, and that is all I see
The tenderness of love to keep us warm
I whisper, 'my heart, will you dance with me?'
A winter's tango to kick up a storm

In a kiss; mere words quickly intersperse
To curl around the air and set us free
In untameable love that won't conform
To society's rules on how we should play
And that sultry rhythm has found our beat

In contrasts of passion, of cold and heat
Tis in the dance that lovers find their feet.

Jem Farmer





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