Category Archives: Sonnet

“Meditations in a Churchyard”

MEDITATIONS IN A CHURCHYARD By Poetic Meditations Beneath a shady pine I sit alone Amidst these silent testaments: Mere names and dates inscribed in stone Upon these weathered monuments. No trace of virtue or vice remain, No sound of laughter … Continue reading

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“The Visions and the Songs”

THE VISIONS AND THE SONGS By Poetic Meditations In his thirtieth year, the calling came divine, Leaving all, a towering mountain he did climb, HIgh above the lofty tree tops and the clouds, Far from the petty masses and rabble … Continue reading

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“The Sonnets of Michelangelo” translated by Elizabeth Jennings

Not only did Michelangelo sculpt the statue of David and and paint the Sistine Chapel, but he also wrote some amazing sonnets! Facile in artistic form, he was also facile in poetic form. In doing the translation, Elizabeth Jennings said … Continue reading

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A Grasshopper, a Cricket and John Keats

Finished two more woodblock prints, this time of a grasshopper and a cricket. A set of notecards can be ordered here. As we transition into autumn, here’s John Keats’s meditative and ever-so lovely sonnet, On the Grasshopper and Cricket: ON … Continue reading

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“The Poet at His Craft” ( Self-Portrait )

                  THE POET AT HIS CRAFT  ( Self-Portrait ) In the early morning hours, before the day awakens, The soft scratching of a pen nib across a blank, white page As it … Continue reading

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For Valentines: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?”

Printed out this woodblock print of a sultry-eyed Elizabeth Barrett Browning and reproduced it to illustrate her beloved sonnet LXIII, “How Do I Love Thee?” as a poetic valentine. HOW DO I LOVE THEE? How do I love thee? Let … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Robert Burns

January 25th is Robert Burns’ birthday.  All over the world people will celebrate “Burns Night” by drinking whiskey and reciting “Address to a Haggis” before partaking of one for dinner. Just the other day, I found out that authentic haggis … Continue reading

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