Sonnets Nine

Welcome to the Ninth Website of the Sonnet Man

My previous eight and my next one (Sonnets Ten) are listed (linked) below and are well worth looking at.
Each website, like this one, has just over 100 sonnets on them, so one or a few at a time, is advisable.
Perhaps a section a time, if so focussed. Or, if you like, a browse across different sections. You can see titles in Archives.

I have now written over 5,000 sonnets in the last thirteen and a half years.
So this and the other 9 websites contain a good sample of them.
I am probably the most prolific poet in the English language at present (as far as I know), and I think a considerable degree of quality is contained in these I display. Some may be controversial. A number, I think, are thought-provoking. I regard it as ‘poet’s licence’ to apply this if he or she likes.

I hope you find that there is one or more on this website which you enjoy reading, or which is meaningful to you.
Please, if you know of someone who might like to read one or some of these sonnets, pass on my website details.

This website, and the sonnets within, like those on my other websites, are a gift from me.
Can be to you. I hope you appreciate.

Thank you. I hope you enjoy them.

The Sonnet Man.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

I have now written over 5,000 sonnets in the last thirteen and a half years.
Just over 1000 of those can be read on my 10 websites.

WHAT IS A SONNET?

A Sonnet is a poem, but with a specific structure and derives from the Italian word “sonnetto”, meaning “little song”.

Mine follow the pattern of 14 lines, 10 syllables a line,
and the rhyming pattern for verses of    –    abab   cdcd   efef   gg.

If you like words, word games and poetry, try constructing a sonnet on such a basis for yourself. Good luck.

ARE THESE SONNETS COPYRIGHTED?

Like the sonnets on my other websites, the ones on this one are my intellectual property.
However, I would be happy for any to be used, as felt fit,
provided they are accredited to The Sonnet Man or the relevant website address.

If for a commercial purpose, though, please seek my permission.

I can be contacted by the email address:
info@todmordensonnets.co.uk

No insulting or irrelevant ones please. They will be deleted.
There may be a delay in my responding, but I will do so, eventually.

If I Calm Down

I just need to stay calm to deliver,
as long as have my mental faculties.
Can get an outcome from my endeavour,
not completely foregoing fantasies.

Meditation, cogitation, of use.
Can use the quiet-time within to think,
and focus on what I decide to choose.
This way, my thoughts can become quite distinct.

And these fantasies become symbolic.
Comparable expressive metaphors.
Explain situation, or beyond it.
Where before closed thinking, opening doors.

I know that this may seem remarkable,
but if I stay calm, sparks are possible.