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Friday, November 10, 2017
More Petrarchan sonnets: Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets
I made a habit of posting my sonnets earlier in the year as they were written. I write about the Earl of Surrey ones here , where I explain that the poems were temporarily posted, partly because I was often commenting on contemporary events, like Boris' gaffes, and I wanted to get an immediate audience. See here for one reference to this latest sequence, feeding off of the sonnets of Charlotte Smith, and featuring Boris' last gaffe. The new poem has a reference to his more serious one.(And Pretti Patel's.)
I left it up a week, but now it's gone. Sorry. Let's hope you'll read it in print one day....
I write about the completed 100 sonnets of The English Strain here.