Sunday, August 19, 2012

Two Colonizations from Sonnet's Shakespeare, by Sonnet L'Abbé


of in me or or
do in me of as
in by by up in
me of on of as
it it by to

few the the day
the and all the
the his lie the
bed was thy ere

That time year thou When none
hang upon cold bare late sang
thou such west doth take away
self that rest thou such fire
that doth must with that this
thou love more love that well
thou must long

mayst those which shake where
sweet birds see'st after which
black night seals see'st ashes
youth death which which makes
which leave

behold boughs yellow
ruin'd leaves choirs
sunset fadeth death's
second expire strong
against glowing

twilight whereon consum'd




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richly the the their Then Though tis 'tis tongue-tied To to true,'
quill, say so, something speaking spirit still, still that that the think thought, thoughts, thoughts to unlettered well-refined While whilst whose write with words, words words you you your

Sonnet L’Abbé is the author of two collections of poetry, A Strange Relief and Killarnoe, and a reviewer of Canadian fiction and poetry for The Globe and Mail. Her work has been included in Best Canadian Poetry 2009 and 2010 and was shortlisted for the the 2010 CBC Literary Award for poetry. She is currently teaching creative writing at the University of British Columbia and writing a dissertation on botanical metaphors in representations of human cognition in the work of American poet Ronald Johnson.

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