Write a sonnet sourced from lines found in newspaper articles. (I took liberties with the form – 12 lines for day 12, ababb, ababb, cc)
Smoky-mirror, fleeting pretty, humbling sensation
Spaces, ugly, ill-defined, build boring boundaries
Glimpsing perhaps smugness, perhaps solution
Turn, then and focus on the what of what could be
Different angles open artful possibilities.
Odd landings, obstacles, declare the situation
Narrow life becomes no vision, no inspired entry
Gear up, console, project, design mosaic renovation
Ride vast change right along, reverberating to be, to be
Wasted spaces, closed spaces, must become opportunities.
Bury unfamiliar darker years, add a new interior
Cover dreary ugly view, paint today’s new now in color.
Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 12, 2014. (From Lemons to Lemonade, Marni Jameson)