Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Second Series of Sonnets

Here is Andrew's new sonnet series based on the novel After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima. He literally put everything he had into these over the last few days.

I challenge you (oh so mighty arbiters of taste and metrical police who hang out on Eratosphere, a poetic pox on you) to read a novel and even do a tenth as well in condensing the essence of it into three linked sonnets and oh yeah, make the language beautiful enough to fall into too.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Well, I've never put myself forward as a member of the metrical police. But I did collapse the whole Musketeer series into five sonnets. They weren't nearly as good as Andrew's, but you can give 'em a read: Musketeer Sonnets

7:38 AM  
Blogger Pilland said...

It happened I arrived here! Very nice indeed!
Best wishes from an Estonian living in Italy.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

Wow those sonnets are certainly something else. Wonderful stuff. Just wonderful.

1:23 AM  

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