Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Great Regulars: [Carolyn Rose Ham's] sonnet at the March 7

open mike shows the flexibility poets can find within the form. Some of her rhymes are assonance, a repetition of the same vowel sound with different final consonants: times and spine, profaned and flame. A sonnet line traditionally has five stressed syllables; some of Carolyn's lines have seven. Her imagery is strong, comparing the awakening of sexual desire to the lighting of "the butterfly that slept inside my spine" and echoing the image later in the poem, "Oh shiver of that touch."

Sonnet for Last April

from Portsmouth Herald News: Poem: Poems from the Hoot: Sonnet for Last April


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