Covid Picnic Shakespearean Sonnet in Iambic Pentameter

I had a Covid picnic in the sun

(whose warmth was bright; it wasn’t all that cold)

at least a quarter mile from everyone

authentic Vitamin D was my goal

one fighting orange for Vitamin C 

a mason jar of water: fluids forced

Ritz Crackers – all one really ever needs

DayQuil, store brand the company outsourced 

picnic blanket, family Christmas gift 

computer writing – for that healing lift!


Iambic pentameter is five heartbeats with the emphasis on the second syllable – paPUM, paPUM, paPUM, paPUM, paPUM. The rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean Sonnet is Ababcdcdefefgg, comprised of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet.

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