Lizard Light

My short poem, “Lizard Light,” was just published by Poetry Porch. They featured it as a sonnet, which was news to me, since I did not set out to write a sonnet. This type of poem is supposed to have fourteen lines following a set rhyme scheme. My poem has twelve lines and no rhyme whatsoever. So I was a little mystified when the editor told me that she wished to publish it as a sonnet. Mine is what’s called a curtailed (or curtal) sonnet. Basically it’s a sonnet that has been shortened and whose last line is very short. The sonnet is a very old literary form, which has been the subject of much modification and experimentation over the years. Apparently the form is still evolving.You can read the poem here: