Tag Archives: Sonnet

Modern Manners #sonnet29

From time to time I like to take the first line of a favourite poem and rewrite the rest. Sonnet 29 is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. This is it When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone … Continue reading

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Sonnets For My Love

Over the years of knowing the Textiliste and the 36 years married I’ve written a few poems to that love. Here are two sonnets, the first based on the Elizabeth Barrett Browning classic How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From … Continue reading

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Loyalty #poem #poetry

I’m ready when you squint from your pillow And I’ll remain till you give in to sleep For it is my job to be your shadow And never fail to keep hold of your feet. When you’re young you may … Continue reading

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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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Fighting Poetry #poem #poetry

Once again I’ve taken a famous first line, spun out a sonnet and come up with this  Do not go gentle into that good night, Said his gut, after the tall tattooed prat Began to give him a load of … 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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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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