[quote name='Larry' date='Aug 16 17, 14:58 ' post='148276']
Howdy, Larry: I don't usually write mixed meter verses because I hate being called on the carpet for an unevenness, but every once in a while I practice what an old sage (who shall remain unnamed) had told me: "Variations are allowed in metric verse. Iambs and trochees may be interchanged in alternate lines; even an unaccented word is permitted like a musical grace note played on the piano. However, the dominant foot should be there to justify the name given to the verse. Yet, without some fluctuation, the constant “ta TUM ta TUM” would make the reading of a poem monotonous." That's why composers stick grace notes into their compositions.
And that is why I can appreciate your Sonnet. Well done, actually. Take care,
It is a poem’s absolute perfection that can lead to its imperfection.