Category Archives: sonnet

As close to me as in a marriage bed

  As on this foreign shore I stand and stare Across the green and foaming tidal sea. I do not wonder whether life is fair Nor whether what’s to come is what should be . The hinterland is not a … Continue reading

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There is no Kingdom for the European State.

The  new Messiah will  fly  on a  great horse A  burning stallion with perfect grace As he crosses Europe he perceives The scattered remnants of his fellow Jews The Jews  who buried live  made Poland  heave The ashes of the … Continue reading

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On paper like the Weetabix comes in

I dreamed that my blood test results had come On paper like the Weetabix comes in I can’t recall if they were good or bad Or whether I just threw them in the bin I found a pair of trousers, they’re … Continue reading

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Math lover

My love was so elliptical it passed Before the first one realised and grasped But now I prefer the straight lines to connect Or perhaps an obtuse angle I’ll bisect In truth, I  married mental furniture His mind was  parabolic … Continue reading

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Laugh at all those ghosts who   gloat and leer

Because the rate of change has been so fast The newspaper are full of new advice Older people living in the past Were frequently admired for being wise. But now I hear folk say, I’ll ask my child As if … Continue reading

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Even if my major rhymes are slant

When I’ve just washed twenty pairs of pants A sonnet hardly seems the way to write Even if my major rhymes are slant I doubt if  it’s an  appropriate  new sight. As for cleaning drawers and pantaloons To even think … Continue reading

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What, is a lowly Jew to be adored!

From the other room, melodic sounds Fill the air,severe yet rightly proud For frames are needed  as our  outer bounds Within which imagination grounds. It is five times a hundred years this  very day That Luther put  objections  to the … Continue reading

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Although my ears were ringing with its rhymes

I edited  my sonnet sixty times It didn’t seem so many to my mind Although my ears were ringing with its rhymes To criticise myself seems quite unkind What seemed to be a metre was none such I could not … Continue reading

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The sunrise and the odour of men’s feet?

Will Theresa May be merrier  next year? Will Boris Johnson  super dye his hair? Will British people stop their hateful strife As Brexit has struck fear into our hearts? Why can we not enjoy the pleasures sweet The sunrise and … Continue reading

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