Sunday Sonnet

Another poem from The Reality Street Book of Sonnets. As usual, I just opened the book & this is what I found. Poetic bibliomancy, in a way. There’s always a message!

This sonnet is by Philip Kuhn. I know absolutely nothing about him but of course, there’s always Google. I like that he wrote sonnets about Schubert sonatas. Sonnets – sonatas.

References.

Kuhn, Philip. “sent three sonnets for schubert sonatas”. The Reality Street Book of Sonnets. edited by Jeff Hilson. Hastings: Reality Street Editions, 2008. Poem found on page 210

Sunday Sonnet

A poem from The Reality Street Book of Sonnets. Once again, I just opened the book & this is what I saw.

References

Edwards, Ken. “Darkly Slow”. The Reality Book of Sonnets. edited by Jeff Hilson. Hastings: Reality Street, 2008. poem found on page 187.

Sunday Sonnet

Gwendolyn Brooks has been a favorite poet of mine since I was a young teen. This is from the anthology, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, edited by Phillis Levin.

References.

Brooks, Gwendolyn. “Gay Chaps at the Bar”. The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English, edited by Phyllis Levin. Poem found on page 227.

Sunday Sonnet

I just opened up the book & found this poem. Never heard of this poet before today. (Of course, I am more into women poets than men poets, what can I say). But this is a cool poem. Frank Bidart, I’ll have to remember that name.

References

Bidart, Frank. “Self-Portrait, 1969”. The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology. Edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. poem found on page 263.

Sunday Sonnet

Something different! A “reverse” sonnet, by Rubert Brooke.

References

Brooke, Rubert. “Sonnet Reversed”. The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology, edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. page 190.

Sunday Sonnet

Elizabeth Bishop is one of my favorite poets, a great influence on my writing. This poem is from The Art of the Sonnet, edited by Stephen Burt & David Mikics.

References

Bishop, Elizabeth. “Sonnet”. The Art of the Sonnet, edited by Stephen Burt & David Mikics. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010. page 337.

Sunday Sonnet

I have been reading about Elizabeth I & I wanted to find a sonnet written by her but I couldn’t. This is one from that era. Lots of sonnets from that era! It was a great time for sonnets. This is from The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology, edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland.

References

Ralegh, Sir Walter. “Sir Walter Ralegh to His Son.” The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology. edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. NY: W.W.Norton & Company, 2008. poem found on page 86.

Sunday Sonnet

Something completely different. From The Reality Street Book of Sonnets, edited by Jeff Hilson.

References

Aktins, Tim. “Petrarch: Sonnet 204”. The Reality Street Book of Sonnets. edited by Jeff Hilson. Hastings, East Sussex: Reality Street Publications, 2008. poem is found on page 268

Sunday Sonnet … on Monday

Yesterday was another day when things just got away from me! So Sunday Sonnet is a day late.

I picked out this poem yesterday. Anne Locke wrote a sonnet sequence using the Psalms as her theme; this one is based on Psalm 51. As you can see, it’s actually two sonnets comprising one whole poem.

References

Locke, Anne. “from A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner: Written in manner of a Paraphrase upon the 51 Psalme of David”. The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 200 Years of a Classic Tradition in English, edited by Phillis Levin. Penguin, 2001. page 8.