I have witnessed the transition from Spring into Summer in several different locations. In the UK, the saying goes, Ne’er cast a clout, till May is out. (‘Don’t take your (winter) clothes off until May is over.’) In Catalunya, it’s Pel maig cada dia un raig (‘In May, every day a ray’ – but the ‘ray’ refers to a downfall of rain, rather than sunshine.) However, in the South of Spain, you are more likely to hear ha llegado el calor! (‘the heat has arrived!’) This year, in Slovenia, the heat is late arriving, and we appear to be having a Catalan May. Perhaps due to the long, locked-down winter, I am more eager than ever for the arrival of the summer’s heat. I still haven’t been able to put away my winter clothes. Perhaps a Sonnet Sunday is just what we need to coax the sun out from behind the clouds…
Take part in Sonnet Sunday!
I will be hosting my ‘Spring into Summer’ Sonnet Sunday on 30th May. To take part, write a sonnet and link up to my first blog post of that day. The theme is the transition from Spring into Summer, or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, I would welcome some ‘Fall into Winter’ sonnets in contrast. If you would like to have your sonnet featured on this site, please email it to me: email@example.com by midnight CET on 29th May. I have space for 3 sonnets, so you have a good chance to be featured.
For rules on writing a sonnet, Poetry Foundation has a good article concerning the structure. You can also read some of the previous Sonnet Sunday offerings on this site. If you have any questions about participating, feel free to ask below.
If you don’t feel like writing, you are of course welcome to simply tune in and enjoy the poetry. Here’s some Balkan-Latino fusion music to get the party started:
Hope to see you next Sunday for some serious Sonneteering!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,
I hope you get your sunny weather. We’re having summer weather here now. I’d like to go back to spring weather. 😀
Yes, I will be wishing for that once it gets too hot 😅
Ah the UK is definitely late warming up this year. Last year I was in shorts, playing badminton in the garden with large boy every week. This year, not a chance. Its bloody freezing and wet and my veggies are NOT happy.
Well I hope the sun gets his hat on soon!
Let’s hope the sun gets his hat on soon 😎
feeling ya Ingrid.. we too bad we can’t share a little of both
a sonnet or a bonnet
one or the other
I wish for both
one that can keep the sun off my face
The other to bring rain, not fires
and protect our human race
Bravo Cindy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 that’s what we need: a bit of both 😊🌈❤️