Classic Verse for a Modern World

Classic Verse for a Modern World : Sonnets, Odes and Other Poem

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Francesco Petrarca, who created the form we now call the Italian sonnet, wrote three hundred and sixty-six poems in tribute to a woman named Laura whom he loved, but with whom he never consummated a relationship. Not once, in any of these poems did he even suggest the idea that they should, at the very least, try sexting. William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon, wrote one hundred and fifty-four sonnets. Somehow, in spite of the fact that Sweet William lived only a few hours from Liverpool, he never mentioned the Beatles or John Lennon in a single one. Both these sonneteers, as well as countless others from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Edmund Spenser have one thing in common. They all died too soon to write sonnets which represent our modern age. Fortunately, this void has been filled. In this volume, you can read sonnets about things they would have written about if they were here today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514262665
  • 9781514262665

About Brian D Eyre

Brian D. Eyre is a Texas born poet and novelist. His other works include the Pegasus Investigations series, including The Freak Show Case and The Devils Stair Case; a poetry collection, Pain, Peace and Prayer and The Only Thing Cheap is the Seat.
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