Tag Archives: Sonnet

Sonnet: Mike 1984 – 2016

Come tell me there is something I might say, a string of magic words, some fated rhyme, whereby I might turn back the hands of time, and usher in a former favored day. Bring something that will hold my thoughts … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Sonnet Form

The Sonnet Form Folks say the sonnet form is out of date. I cannot say that I myself agree. Though modern poets’ verse is often free of form or even simple rhyme of late. Yet here and there we find … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Life I Miss

It was so raucous, with them all around at times I thought, like some pneumatic drill alone inside my room, devoid of sound the memories within are louder still The constant conflict seemed too high a price combined with expectations … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To Those Who Rush to Praise Us

To those who rush to praise us when we say they should do what is right in their own eyes. All men or women having their own way to live precisely as they would surmise. To those who laud our … Continue reading

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Sonnet: A Hero’s Death

Lord, let me die a hero’s death I pray. To meet the sudden blast and never flinch. And should my company flee in disarray, to stand my ground and not give up an inch. Lord, let me die a soldier’s … Continue reading

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A Neo-Patriarchal Response to Communitarianism

Very occasionally, in the morning when the weather is not too hot, I step out onto my front porch and sit on a broad wooden bench, looking out into my front yard and that of my neighbor’s, enjoying the coolness … Continue reading

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On Rebellion

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”[1] These are the words of Howard Beale in “Network”. The American movie classic is about an aging network broadcaster … Continue reading

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Sonnet: It Must Have Been a Dream I Thought I Had

It must have been a dream I thought I had, My eyes awakened filled with tears of joy. Still breathing fast my troubled soul made glad, Anticipating scenes I might enjoy. The universe was like a shiny toy, That I, … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To Carmen on Her Birthday

I pass by every day and realize the flash of recognition in your eyes springs from a place where smoldering longing lies deeper than other’s watching might surmise. The time we spend together fairly flies each day begun and done … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Tree Hill

I think I’ll wander up to old Tree Hill to spend a few unhurried hours there and walk the trails until I get my fill of butterflies and scented woodland air Above the birds and squirrels make their nest turtles … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Epitaph

Epitaph for Louis William Rose Lou Rose has passed away, ha, ha, ho, ho. No special claim on heaven he has made, Except that upon Christ his sins are laid, Were there another way he did not know. His life … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To My English Professor

If I could set the standards I must meet, Does common sense not indicate that I, Would place the bar mere inches from my feet, To effortlessly clear it when I try? Or do I choose a steeper, nobler path? … Continue reading

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On Shakespeare’s “Sonnet CXVI”

With Sonnet CXVI, William Shakespeare refuses to admit that anything can change or stand in the way of true love. The setting of this sonnet gives the impression that the poet has been engaged in a lively discussion regarding the … Continue reading

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Sonnet: How Wonderful to Know and Not To Know

How wonderful to know and not to know of chance and circumstance that might have been never expressed but for your toothy grin. Which must sustain me even as you go. With both hands, I would part the folds of … Continue reading

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Sonnet: My Love For You

My love for you is like the wildwood rose. That flourishes secluded in the fields. In seasons lush or deprivate it grows. Each passing year a greater harvest yields. My love for you is like the brook that flows. The … Continue reading

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Sonnet: I Have Sought Thee

I have sought thee for so long, every day and every hour, every poem and every song, wrought to bring our love to flower. Is there naught for me to say, what persuasion, what endearment, could I now at your … Continue reading

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