"Alegoría de la Retórica" by Artemisia Gentileschi‘A Sonnet?’ by Carly Britt The Society February 23, 2018 Culture, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments It’s a vicious process, sonnet writing. It seems as every time I near the goal a syllable or rhyme eludes me, rendering my poetry somewhat droll. I feel empathy for those who struggle and a growing sense of hate for masters, those who can weave such beautiful meaning into these cruel preconceived disasters. I have fourteen lines to accentuate, ten short syllables I must embellish, at least three sentences to punctuate, yet I sit typing, starting to relish the idea of writing a semi-sonnet solely focussed on the hassle of – dammit. Carly Britt is currently a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She also works on campus as a student researcher in the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses J. Simon Harris February 23, 2018 Great (semi-)sonnet! This is very funny. By the way, I sometimes contribute to this site, and I am also at NC State. I am a grad student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department (I work in Engineering Building 1). Small world! Reply Steven Shaffer February 23, 2018 Reply Steven Shaffer February 23, 2018 There was supposed to be a “thumbs up” icon in the above comment… Reply Dave Whippman February 27, 2018 Clever stuff. Writing poetry about the craft of poetry is an old idea, and your treatment of it works. It reminds me of a piece called “You bid me try”. I forget the name of the author, but you can google it and you’ll see what I mean. Reply Carly June 12, 2019 God I’m good Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.