A Riddle

e9f7d8c2ca8ba1f18b3e67910cb50dfdFor a recent assignment in literature, I was supposed to write a riddle inspired by those given in Jane Austen’s Emma (namely Mr. Elton’s significant one, which was intended to mean Courtship). I had a great deal of fun with it. This riddle is supposed to be from a studious guy to a girl he admires. I was grinning stupidly the whole time I wrote it, because I was thinking, “Gee, why can’t a guy send this to me?” I tend to romanticize, ya know. So do forgive this indulgence in . . . uh . . . sentimentality. It has a lame rhyme, but oh well.



{Getting to know . . . you}


Please engage your mind to study

A most delicate subject

Do not permit irrational thought to muddy

A future prospect, to not object!


For I am the scholar,

You my tutor, and each time you speak

You illuminate, your humor choler

So persuasive, you draw me to seek


Knowledge of yours, which I could but know

If I opened you, read you as

A book, to be memorized, slow

And steady. The scholar must be amorous!



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Star Cross’d {a sonnet of Romeo and Juliet}


“The Universe” by Viria

A sonnet I wrote for school while reading William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; this sonnet concerns them.

Met like stars whose galaxies pull adverse

Beneath one sky, love shied the cord

Which glances formed, scripted to life by verse;

Yet true brilliance bound could they afford?

Their names eternal which fortune ordained

And Fixed forever, plotted plight’s

Poisoned rancor, dosed to wither deigned

Romance, thus undone by the world’s cruel blights

Stars met without their fields unbalance all,

The sky cannot hold, as flames verge to meet.

Saturnine globes shall bar each burning ball;

Sent to orbit goes one in narrow feat.

When the tremulous cord fatally splits

Behold remnant sparks cross the sky in flits.

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