Sonnet Sunday: The Easter Edition!

You may recall that this Valentine’s Day, I hosted a Sonnet Sunday here on Experiments in Fiction. This was a celebration of love in sonnet form. I asked you to write a traditional, Shakespearian sonnet on the theme of love and share it with me. This was such a fun event that I have decided… Continue Reading →

Sonnet Sunday announcement: Mayday!

Next weekend marks the start of the May Day bank holiday in the UK, while in other parts of the world we celebrate International Workers’ Day or Labour Day. In honour of this, and in recognition of the emergency on planet earth, I will be holding a Sonnet Sunday on 2 May on the theme… Continue Reading →

Mayday Sonnet Sunday #3: Come, workers of the world

Come, workers of the world, let us unitein questioning the purpose of our role:to build a future fair, and free, and brightor drudge towards some profit-driven goal? We may feel we are cogs within a wheelwithin another wheel relentlessly such wheels are turned until we barely feelour role within our planet’s destiny. Perhaps we are climbing… Continue Reading →

Mayday Sonnet Sunday #1: Another Planet Down

The celestial Mayday call rings out‘Emergency! Another planet down!’Among the galaxies, the angels shoutwhile gods look on, amused, none too forlorn: ‘One more intelligent species fails the testdetermined upon its own destruction: one day we’ll make one wiser than the rest with power to prevent its own extinction.’ Another planet down, a record scrubbedfrom off the intergalactic… Continue Reading →

Easter Sonnet Sunday #5: Renewal #poetry

It is the morning of another yearhere in this temperate European landwhile over in the Southern hemisphereAutumn descends upon the scorching sand. The new-day light entreats me go outsidewhile chatter of the birds also invites;the song of nature echoes far and wideand bids me join this dance of spring delights. Each year remakes itself, old… Continue Reading →

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