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Sonnet Sunday 77: Salty

Today’s sonnet also comes from this year’s Poem A Day prompt (this prompt was “salty”). Expect this to happen a lot over the next few weeks; life is a bit crazy, and the recent poems are low-hanging fruit. Other than

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Sonnet Sunday 76: O Simon

One of my favorite Twitter accounts is the Medieval Death Bot, which tweets out the records of recorded deaths in the Middle Ages. (I mean, how could you not love such a thing?). This week, working on the November Poem

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Sonnet Sunday 75: Seasonal

Today’s poem was written for the 2016 Poem a Day challenge on the theme of something that happens regularly. One of the things I love about living in Michigan is the cycle of the seasons: Summer heat makes me appreciate

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Sonnet Sunday 74: The Skirball Fire

Almost two years ago I was given the opportunity to visit Los Angeles as part of a work event. It was a gorgeous whirlwind: we wandered the mountains of Griffith Park for an afternoon, and toured Paramount Studios, and wandered

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Sonnet Sunday 73: Dr. von Dread Reveals the Root of Her Madness: Or, BURN THEM ALL

(Because when the November Poem a Day Prompt is “Burn (blank)” and you have a Mad Scientist alter ego, there’s only one logical direction to go with it. Any other option would be, dare I say it, madness.) In Which

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Sonnet Sunday 72: Significance

Another oldie today. This one comes from grad school. I don’t recall the specific life stressors, though I do know that at the time I was 9 months away from finishing my Master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing,

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Sonnet Sunday 71: The Villainous Monologue of Dr. L. von Dread, Mad Rhetorician

The Villainous Monologue of Dr. L. von Dread, Mad Rhetorician Originally written October 26, 2018 One cloudy night, when storm-lit is the sky, And wind-tossed trees all seem to quake in fear, Then fear you, mortals, for thy doom is

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Sonnet Sunday 70: Oh Lord, Who Made

Not much to say about this one, other than that I wrote it while stargazing, and that I’m not good at naming things. Oh, and the photo was taken yesterday on a gloriously windy day at Grand Haven on Lake

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Sonnet Sunday 69: Flood, Food, Flame

Today’s sonnet is another one inspired by my readthrough of the Pentateuch. Specifically, this is me trying to comprehend how Israel could go from an obviously miraculous escape from slavery to building an idol in a matter of months. Today’s

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Not-A-Sonnet Sunday 68: White Space

It’s Hutchmoot weekend! Every year participants are invited to create a page (or two, or three) for a collaborative sketchbook. Every year (so far, anyway), I write a poem about something that’s going on in my life at the time.

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