Category Archives: sonnets

How Do I Love Thee? Sonnet 43 #elizabethbarrettbrowning

I’ve been buggering around with some of the nation’s favourite poems recently and this one has been on my list. But, well the thing is it’s also one of my all time favourite sonnets – and I do love a … Continue reading

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Cloudy Futures #poem #poetry

Here’s another sonnet based on the first line of a more famous example of the genre from Willie W’s pen.. plus some garden and Dog pics to add a splash of colour to an otherwise grey post I wandered lonely … Continue reading

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Unwisely Unpicked #poem #poetry

A while ago I took the first line of a famous poem and then created my own. Here’s another… a sonnet of course… Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day Or chocolate spread on buttered  toast? Both sound grand, … Continue reading

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After Sonnet 91: Life Lessons #poetry

Seems as apt today as ever…. Some glory in their birth, some in their skill Some enjoy a pint, some prefer a pill Some are shallow, followers of fashion, Some see their art as the epitome of passion. Some pay … Continue reading

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P is for Poetry #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s secret #sonnet #poetry #prompt

Al Lane at A Certain Point of View has been celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th thingy with his take on some of the great man’s finest. Esther Newton prompts weekly to write a poem, this week with ‘Secrets’ being the chosen word. So, … Continue reading

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A Paean to Poets

I enjoy writing sonnets. No idea why really. The other day a blogging friend and oft times poet Willow at Willowdot21 posted a poem about literary geniuses of yesteryear. Check it out here and her eclectic blog. It was a … Continue reading

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