Mrs Millar came up with the first challenge and it’s definitely challenging:
the task is to write a sonnet
A sonnet is a poem of 14 lines with a particular rhyme scheme. Here’s one of the most famous sonnets of all time.
Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And oft’ is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
A tough one for the first challenge, but it’ll get the brain cells whirling. Good luck! 🙂