Sonnet to a Cabbage

Cabbage in Snow

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s bloom?
Thou art more hardy and vivid in snow.
Over charming cabbages, dark clouds loom,
Soft fall winter’s tears on curled leaf below.
Coldest days, the white sky fills with snowflakes
Their white color enhances your bolder.
The distant sun peeks, an opening makes,
Crystal sparkles enchant the beholder.
And yet, the blindness reminds of regrets,
Summer sprite and fae gardens are no more.
Gnomes and dwarves hibernate in cabbage beds,
Violet leaf consoles as we adore.
   Even when we wearily shovel snow,
   We are buoyed by your vibrant purple glow.

Copyright 2013 Brenda Davis Harsham
Note: Inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (one of my favorites), after learning one of my readers had not read Shakespeare. 

57 thoughts on “Sonnet to a Cabbage

  1. Pingback: Parting,a sonnet « How my heart speaks
    • Hi Marie, It’s funny writing a sonnet, torturing the words and syllables to fit them in the rhythm and rhyme, very satisfying in the end. 🙂 I’m glad my sonnet cheered your day. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Warmly, Brenda

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  3. I’ve not ready any Shakespeare myself (well not voluntarily since Year 11 English Studies)

    I had to have a bit of a giggle reading through this, because I didn’t imagine EVER reading a post aka Sonnet to a Red Cabbage and enjoying it. *snorks*

    I have not been drinking or taking any illicit substances. so my final call of this one is, it’s just great! lol

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