Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ronovan writes#129

Does the sparrow feel

sadness at seeing the space 

in the empty nest 

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A Short Analysis of W, B. Yeats’s ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

A summary of a classic Yeats poem The poetry of Yeats often touches upon the idea of chucking it all away and heading off somewhere. In ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, one of his most popular poems, the ag…

Source: A Short Analysis of W, B. Yeats’s ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

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Solstice praised

Answering our prayers

the solstice sun has risen

renewed and refreshedegypt-230

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There is hope yet

But, a seed of hope
will grow and bear fruit amongst
the desolation
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Ronovan writes#Haiku 128

In dark days the bells

in coats of coal-seam velvet

ring sombre changes

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Hounds of hell

Fear the devils hounds
with ember eyes, midnight coats,
straining at the leash

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Haiku competition

An interesting invite from Lincoln Cathedral Choir. Unclear as to the intended recipients of the invitation to write.haiku-instruct

 

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Shortlist for GBWO Prizewinners announced

Top 20 shortlist for The Great British Write Off 2016 can be found at

https://www.greatbritishwriteoff.co.uk/2016-shortlist.php

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10 of the Best Sonnets by Female Poets

The sonnet remains a pure form, a delight to the ear and the eye. This selection dating back to the earliest does not disappoint. In my opinion the earlier ones are preferable as modernity fails to capture what I look for in a sonnet. Philistine I may be but my personal favourite is Charlotte Smith, all those in agreement raise their hands, or advise me as to why I am wrong.

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The best sonnets by women in English

The sonnet form was Italian in origin, of course, but a host of English poets have made it their own: Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Auden, and many besides. But what is often overlooked is what female poets have done with the form. Indeed, the first ever sonnet sequence written in English was by a woman (see below). In this post we’ve gathered together ten of the greatest sonnets by female English poets.

Anne Locke, ‘My many sinnes in nomber are encreast’. Any list of the best sonnets by English women poets that strives for comprehensive historical coverage should begin here, with the largely forgotten figure of Anne Locke (c. 1530-c. 1590). As we discuss in our book about obscure and forgotten books, The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History, Locke was not only the first Englishwoman to write a…

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