Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some Sonnets Do Not Use The Letter Z

Some sonnets do not use the letter Z. 
It's E Z to avoid, that much is true. 
Unless you're writing sympathetically 
About the plight of zebras in a zoo. 

The sound of Z is quite another matter. 
When S getz added to the end of wordz,
It often sounds like Z in standard chatter. 
Our spelling system's strictly for the birds!

And if your accent leans toward the French,
Why, zen zee problem will be even worse.
So put the letter Z upon the bench,
But let its sound play freely through your verse.

Though forced to always trail behind the rest,
Z tries to catch up with a burst of zest. 

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