Tag Archives: sonnets

A Sonnet For Clarice #carrotranch #shakespeare

Shall I compare you to a Summer’s day? You’d not be flattered but angry and pissed, Sneering at my explanations and insist I’m a retarded male with nothing to say. My compliments are often misconstrued As the feeble patriarchy at … 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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What Is A Poem? A rhyme, a meter or none of the above?

What Makes a Good Poem?   How do you know when you’ve penned a good poem? Is it better for the use of a metaphor? What about imagery without simile? Would it be neater with one simple meter? Is it … Continue reading

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Shadow play #poetry #poems

A sonnet for you My Life as a Shadow Most people would say I’m a saddo If I told the truth of my employ Because hitched to your feet as a shadow Is hardly what sane people call joy.

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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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Hebridean Love Rivals

Part of the joy of a holiday is I get the time to write some poetry – I read a lot too but writing poetry is my mindfulness – it takes me to another place, a space between thinking and … Continue reading

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A brief blog from bandage-land

Ok so he’s alive and if not kicking, tapping away. Thank you to everyone who kindly sent their good wishes; they are very welcome. I have decided not to post photos of my black and white three hole putting green, … Continue reading

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