American Sonnet

Posted February 9, 2018 10:03 am by Hannah Russo

American Sonnet

We do not speak like Petrarch or wear a hat like Spenser and it is not fourteen lines like furrows in a small, carefully plowed field

but the picture postcard, a poem on vacation, that forces us to sing our songs in little rooms or pour our sentiments into measuring cups.
We write on the back of a waterfall or lake, adding to the view a caption as conventional as an Elizabethan woman’s heliocentric eyes.
We locate an adjective for the weather.We announce that we are having a wonderful time. We express the wish that you were here
and hide the wish that we were

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