Poetic Motivations:78

Poetic Motivations_78

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How interesting Davy, as one with a penchant for the sonnet I agree, though I’m not sure his view is widely held. Like you I’ve read his excellent ‘101 Sonnets’ where he argues the case for the sonnet being interpreted in a looser, less strict form. I can’t recall if he ever defined for him what a sonnet is, which would shed light on the matter.
Hope the Red kite slot went well, is it available on some sort of archive cos I missed it due to various slings & arrows which I’m pretty sure were of the outrageous fortune type !

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    I would agree with you Nigel as I think the sonnet is one of the more difficult types of poetry to write, but I thought this would make a good conversation piece. Does the sonnet become easier with practice or is it a form that always challenges? The show went well thank you Nigel, I had some good feedback from some of my more cynical mates. I am back in the studio for Poetic Beats later this afternoon and will ask about archives. I know I won’t be able to replay it on my blog as there are licencing issues with the music and it is about £2000 per year to get one.

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Cause for thought here, Davy. I imagine swapping ‘Poets write’ with ‘Readers read’ would work also.

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I didn’t realize there were 6 major types of Sonnets. I imagine them to be quite challenging to write.
Italian Sonnet
Shakespearean Sonnet
Spenserian Sonnet
Miltonic Sonnet
Terza Rima Sonnet
Curtal Sonnet

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You got us thinking again Davy. It is easy to read and musical but for many not so easy to fit around what you want to say. Nigel who likes writing Sonnet says the same. I like Roland’s take in reversing roles.
I have written some and one I wanted to put on had two lines with the wrong number of syllables so I changed title and called it “Who are we”.

I tried both the English and the Italian version.
I sadly also missed your radio show as it was lunch out with friends. Annoying but glad you gave us some info in spite of absence. Bet it was good.
Miriam

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    Thank you Miriam. I sometimes find the sonnet a difficult form as you are writing to the form rather than the emotion or expression. It is interesting to see how the sonnet has changed as modern day sonnets are a long way from the traditional ones, eg Shakespeare’s, we are accustomed to. The show went well thank you and I had some good feedback. It was fun to do and good to get some exposure for poetry.

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Interesting quote for sure!
Sonnets are difficult for me to write…but I LOVE to read them! 🙂 And all poetry makes life easier to bear! 🙂
HUGS!!! 🙂

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