120 Schoolboyish Petrarchan Sonnets

120 Schoolboyish Petrarchan Sonnets

by Bruce Howard Hamilton


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120 'Schoolboyish" Petrarchan Sonnets is a collection composed in a rather basic manner that essentially consisted of starting with a first word and then 'merely running' with that same word.

The aforementioned schoolboyish aspect of the entire collection should not at all detract from a sense that a sonnet can be very narrow and also highly ornate. The various individual examples may seem to veer here, there, and practically everywhere in terms of possible 'meanings'; meanwhile, each sonnet may be in strict keeping or almost strict keeping with the apparently preferred formulaics of John Keats and of the sprung-rhythm 'master' Gerard Manley Hopkins.


Some forests must be rich and lovely parts

of earthly wishes for a wondrous day

whose every moment soon might seem to say

kind words that speak of splendor that restarts.

Implicit in a wooded world are charts

on which might seem to thrive a fine array

of plants and animals that surely pay

obeisances eclipsing human arts.

Endangered though all forests now must seem,

a great resilience rules what Nature is

till wondrousness will not go up in steam.

Perfection forms an adamantine fizz

permitting anything to form a dream

in which a million shadows dart and whiz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595359622
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.32(d)

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