On high thy angels sing songs to their Lord
In pure white garb, radiantly attired.
Bright presence of the King of Kings inspired
To praise Him in His glory, Christ adored,
By they who hath attained their just reward.
In all the heavenly hosts , He be admired,
A model of pure righteousness desired
By souls who want to seek a true accord.
Alas, there are those who cannot relate.
Their stone cold hearts are driven to rebel.
Consuming passion oft seals bitter fate.
They can’t control their hungers very well.
And so, they turneth backs on Heaven’s gate
To soon become the denizens of hell.
Heaven or Hell is the choice we make.
A Petrarchan sonnet is fundamentally a dialectical construct which allows the poet to examine the nature and ramifications of two usually contrastive ideas,emotions, states of mind, beliefs, actions, events, images, etc., by juxtaposing the two against each other, and possibly resolving or just revealing the tensions created and operative between the two.
The first 8 lines is called the octave and rhymes: a b b a a b b a
The remaining 6 lines is called the sestet and can have either two or three rhyming sounds, arranged in a variety of ways,
such as: c d c d c d