Modern Sonnets – Snow White’s Sonnet

modern sonnets - Snow White's Sonnet

Traditional poetry forms have given way to a wave of free verse, so it can take a while to find modern sonnets. This is my attempt a writing one.

Snow White’s Sonnet

I'm not inclined to do your work today
would rather sip some wine and plan how I
could go outside, trick dwarfs and steal away
not toil and wash and clean and sing on high

but walk through woods alone amazed by bloom
would dance to tunes so sweet and talk to birds
on how the world with all its doom and gloom
still shines so bright in shades beyond my words

Not eat the apple Eve once dared to take
not lay in wait for prince to kiss and wed
but run and jump for joy that I could make
my way in thunder, hail and snow, not dead

but fierce and strong, stomp forth in boots
without a thought or care for knight or chutes.

(11) Comments

  1. Snow White’s Sonnet is so good! I love this sonnet. Hope I can share with my team.

  2. When I studied English in high school, sonnets were always my favorite. Good job!

  3. Nice sonnet. Snow whites is one of my favorite character and I see lots of her again in your poem.

  4. Kelly Martin says:

    I love this alternative fairy tale! So empowering!

  5. Ssswwweeettttttt…..the very first verse hit home immediately I was done reading it.

  6. Nigar Rahman says:

    Snow white is everyone’s favorite. Snow White in the shape of sonnet is really nice to read. Great attempt! Appreciated for your effort!

  7. I like this modern twist on an old fairytale! The modern sonnet is such a pretty way to structure it, as well. Great job!

  8. Joanna Clute says:

    This is so lovely and very well written! I would love to see more from you!

  9. Steph S says:

    Great poem! A princess that doesn’t need a prince to save her!!

  10. katrina Kroeplin says:

    i love free verse. this is such a cute poem! love it 🙂

  11. I haven’t read a sonnet in a long time. I think your sonnet was lovely.

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