Sunday, 23 March 2014

A Word Sonnet

Here are two Word Sonnets. This is a relatively new variation of the Sonnet, still fourteen lines long, but with only one word per line. This miniature version of the Sonnet can contain one or more sentences, as the theme determines. I've read that the Word Sonnet was introduced in 1985, by an American poet called Brad Leithauser. However, the French might claim the honour as, in the same year, a poet called René Nelli published a collection of monosyllabic Sonnets, with each line comprising one monosyllabic word. I've deviated from the monosyllabic and my theme is the Scottish Referrendum, which is to take place in September, 2014.

When
the
votes
are
cast
we'll
see
at
last
who
dares,
Jock
Tamson's
heirs.

...wi'
votes
tae
cast,
there's
nae
belief
we
maun
be
slavish,
we're
Clann
MhicTamhais 

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