An imitation of Renaissance love sonnets that I wrote for a class on that exact subject. I wanted to sort of go against the worship-esque qualities that don’t quite fit in with modern society, so I wrote it from the perspective of a skeptic who’s read a lot of that type of poem. ABBAABBACDECDE scheme, fully iambic and pentametric except for the punctuating last syllables.Read more "I Kiss By The Book"
An imitation of Laura Kasischke’s “Riddle,” from “Space, in Chains”Read more "“Riddle”"
A revamp of the blog after a while of not posting. No more Calvin and Hobbes (and not just because I ran out of images…I swear…) and a new age of poetry. Revisions will likely follow.
The poem (or, really, series of mini-poems) that is “Chill” was created by taking one line from the lyrics of each of the 100 songs in my “Chill” playlist, and trying to make some sort of cohesive story out of it. The source material for each line is in order in the playlist linked at the bottom.Read more "Feast of Trumpets – A New World Awaits"
“The Time Traveler’s Strife,” similarly to “There’s Something,” shows off some metric fun. Also iambic, but with the stanzas structured as 4,3,4,3 feet per line. Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the latter two lines of the seventh stanza reference.Read more "“The Time Traveler’s Strife”"