Poetry Series V: Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 1

So this is week five of my poetry series, and I’ve decided to give you all a break from the incessant Shakespeare by talking about the start of a different sonnet series, namely, Astrophil and Stella. This sonnet series was written by Sir Philip Sydney, and takes on a distinctly different tone than the Shakespearean Sonnets do. This first one is particularly interesting because it serves as an introduction to the entire series and what Sydney was attempting to do with his writing.

This analysis is much briefer than normal, because I focused more on its translation to prose than the deeper meaning of the sonnet.

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Poetry Series II: Shakespeare Sonnet 27

Welcome to Poetry Series day II! Hopefully y’all are interested in Shakespeare Sonnets, because I’ve read (quite literally) every single one for this class and will be sharing about 11 with you guys.

Today, we’re talking about sonnet 27, which is my personal favorite of all time, and I think you guys will really enjoy it.

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Writing: But at Least they Stayed

A link and description to a poem that I wrote on fictionpress

New poem posted on FictionPress:
https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3273430/1/But-at-Least-They-Stayed

I just wrote a poem titled, But at Least they Stayed, about a woman whose husband just left her, and now she is mourning his loss. Although that is a bit specific, it also applies to all love, and how fleeting and temporary it is, when before it seemed immortal.

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