Little Songs: Exploring the Sonnet
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch
For over five hundred years, poets have written enduring sonnets about love, friendship, death, and nature. In only fourteen lines, authors have shared their views of the world. From Shakespeare and Petrarch to modern poets such as Billy Collins, Rita Dove, and Carol Ann Duffy, the sonnet has continued to amaze and inspire. In honor of National Poetry Month please come explore the kind of poem that Dante Gabriel Rossetti called the Â“momentÂ’s monument.Â” If you donÂ’t like the tight rhyming structure of the old sonnets, we will include some contemporary ones in modern language. Please bring a poem to share that is a favorite of yours, either a sonnet or one in another format that you love.
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