Category Archives: Sonnet

Me, too.

“Me, too” helps perhaps, though not a lot Since those who need to know most still won’t care That we can’t live life really anywhere Without attacks from testosterone-drugged snots. It’s not OUR problem-or at least it ought Not be … Continue reading

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Marriage Poem (for the third decade)

Those times the tide, swelled by both moon and rain, Tossed all aside and lifted us yet more, All swells and falls across so many years, Though gentle laps or crashing, love the shore. At ebb sometimes slow-moving still reveals, … Continue reading

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Pleading with Shakespeare (sonnet)

These goddam sonnets have me by the throat! Regardless of what lines I try to write, The words come out in staid, archaic iamb- I might as well succumb-I’ve lost this fight. I’d love to write some deep, obtusely fraught … Continue reading

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Faithlessness and Faith (sonnet)

All Life’s persistence startles you, I know, Yet here you are, persistently alive, Sustained by Love, each year your mind is new Though cherished memories of Love survive. As seeds throw forward Life indifferent to All thought of progeny’s ingratitude, … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Sonnet

How dare you say it’s not the time and place, You one-eyed witch, so smug and such a liar? A line like that’s enough now to inspire Much more than just a pie thrown in your face! How many have … Continue reading

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Neva’s Sonnet

Kindness is the sweetest voice of all The impulses of mind that blend in choirs Of words, hands, hearts-of everything that fires The kiln of character that makes us all. Discernment adds its strength to gentle heart So Love creates … Continue reading

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Breaking the Circle (Sonnet)

This light that shines today through Fall’s first frost Enshrining Life that, as it sings its death, Gives beauty up along with its last breath Is that same light that shone last on those lost. No separation on this circling … Continue reading

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