The Turning Key

Note: Papi at Because We’re Poets has given us Thursday Poetry Prompt #14: “Love. That is your prompt people. Remember when I said that we would do the form of doom this week? he he he Let’s see if you are up to the challenge. Here is your form for the prompt: Kyrielle Sonnet.”

No formula, no antidote
Inherent yet nurtured by rote
Love is not mere hyperbole
Love, dear heart, is the turning key.

On the Earth’s axis, love is grease
For the world’s people, love is peace
Love is mind body soul to agree
Love, dear heart, is the turning key.

Between whisperers, love is all
In this our short life, love is tall
Love is worship on bended knee
Love, dear heart, is the turning key.

No formula, no antidote
Love, dear heart, is the turning key.

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

Note: I just want to send a shout-out to Baldy who has made a return to WP, and who always uses the expression “dear heart” in joy and love across the blogosphere, which I borrow from him, thanks Baldy! Check out his formidable blog!

Please read these amazing responses to the prompt:
My Love Is Gone Forevermore by Rob
Kyrielle Sonnet: Love by Gary
Where Most Fall a Few Will Rise by Sreejit Poole
Him & Stop It @ Just Musing Around
O Love My Sweet Love & The Human Heart by Tim
Company @ Scraps of Paper
Sacrifice is Love @ unknowinglee
Turn My Heart’s Desire Into Bliss by Jessica Slavin
My Heart in Love Makes Me the Fool by Kimber Leigh (in the comments section)
A Willing Man @ Creative Metaphor
How Do I Love Thee by Oloriel
We Drink Poetry Prompt: August 1 by Bastet

About Shainbird

"A lonely craftsman putting one word after another."
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5 Responses to The Turning Key

  1. Bastet says:

    Great sonnet…very nice indeed!

  2. jlmartinez815 says:


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