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SONNETS FROM THE GREEK

A sonnet referencing ancient myth is explored by Alison Chisholm

One of the joys of writing poetry is the vast array of forms from which to choose the perfect vehicle for the message we want to communicate. If none of the hundreds of set forms available is suitable, we can always create a new one.

With so much choice, it might seem strange that poets gravitate, time and again, to a few favourite patterns; but these become the favourites because they work so well. As Chris Huck puts it: ‘I try to write sonnets because the sonnet is a lovely form.’ It is indeed, and his sonnet Now Poetry demonstrates this.

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