120 "Schoolboyish" Petrarchan Sonnets

120 "Schoolboyish" Petrarchan Sonnets is a collection composed in a rather basic manner that essentially consisted of starting with a first word and then 'merely running' with that same word.

The aforementioned schoolboyish aspect of the entire collection should not at all detract from a sense that a sonnet can be very narrow and also highly ornate. The various individual examples may seem to veer here, there, and practically everywhere in terms of possible 'meanings'; meanwhile, each sonnet may be in strict keeping or almost strict keeping with the apparently preferred formulaics of John Keats and of the sprung-rhythm 'master' Gerard Manley Hopkins.


Some forests must be rich and lovely parts
of earthly wishes for a wondrous day
whose every moment soon might seem to say
kind words that speak of splendor that restarts.
Implicit in a wooded world are charts
on which might seem to thrive a fine array
of plants and animals that surely pay
obeisances eclipsing human arts.
Endangered though all forests now must seem,
a great resilience rules what Nature is
till wondrousness will not go up in steam.
Perfection forms an adamantine fizz
permitting anything to form a dream
in which a million shadows dart and whiz.

120 Paragraphs

120 Paragraphs may seem to jape at the question of what a valid paragraph really might be. As if stuck in a jazzy or surrealistic world of horsing around, each 'paragraph' moves both nonchalantly and somewhat skittishly, at least in many instances. The real possible pleasure of the entire collection must be decidedly verbal, since verbal style definitely may seem to be prevailing over 'meaning'. Even so, traditional grammar remains both paramount and never to be at all disrespected. The author's main Literary Theorizing might include and re-include a strong likelihood that many time-honored versions of traditional logic and rhetoric perhaps have overly depended on very phony connectivity and on people's abilities to do anything like real remembering.

Defined as "a monkey," the lost crowd's mascot begins turning around and around. Aping himself, that "monkey" grows about as aboriginal as waxed skis on which the welkin formed a sure way of coping with several problems. Softly gnawing the bones nearby is the cure for so much. As a brackish practice what would be simpler than the taking into mouth and other mouth several of the midway-found fronds from ages now and long since apparently all but left? Tiny elements of hinting get along and reach a road of lit varnishes.

100 Limericks

The main 'benefit' my book 100 Limericks might offer would, perhaps, be in terms of some enjoyment of how I put English into the 'Limerick' Format.

60 Sonnets 'Original' And 'Streamlined'

60 Sonnets 'Original' And 'Streamlined' respects poetic traditions. The main feature of the collection, an aggregation of 120 Shakespearean sonnets, may be a recurring movement in favor of rigor that has no punctilious formal traditional. Whatever subject matter might be seen in various examples, many of the sonnets might seem gripping; however, the entire secret of 60 Sonnets 'Original' And 'Streamlined' probably ends up being in the strict form of the Shakespearean sonnet itself as that basic structure repeatedly is 'honored and obeyed' at least in terms of rhyme pattern, meter, and the requisite number of lines.

Here are the opening stanzas of "CLXXIX" and "179":

Though newer ways to film and televise

the subtle shadings of reality

may long enhance the lives of human eyes,

man still will scarcely have the power to see.
That film & better television could

be giving the entire great human race

a clearer sense that nature may be good

is no real proof that humans can have grace.

The book's main thrust is highly linguistic-highly grammatical-in that the derivative (the 'streamlined') versions may tend to have veneers that seem otherworldly.

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