Sonnet Movement No. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Yep. A Saint-Saëns sonnet. Cool! Not sure if it was Shakespearean, Spenserian or Petrarchan, though.

A Saint-Saëns Sonnet

I think to play a sonnet by Saint-Saëns
would be a thing I wouldn’t find too rough.
It’s easier than writing one because
to rhyme with that composer’s name is tough!

But since I thought the challenge was to hard
I had to go ahead and try the task.
I’ll bravely go ahead, let down my guard,
but please don’t laugh! (Is that too much to ask?)

Eight lines are done, I’ve only six to go.
And now it’s nine so surely I’m on track
to finish this, but I can tell, you know,
that you are laughing right behind my back.

Okay, this wasn’t easy but I’m done.
I’m gonna dump this sonnet here and run.


  1. “Saint-Saëns sonnet”…try saying that 10 times fast 🙂

  2. I can’t believe you made me say that 10 times … but yes, I did try. (Hmmm. I hope no one heard me!)