Category Archives: Sonnets

Design by Robert Frost

… … I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, On a white heal-all, holding up a moth Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth— Assorted characters of death and blight Mixed ready to begin the morning right, Like the ingredients of a witches’ […]

Love Is Not All by Edna Saint Vincent Millay

… Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain, Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink And rise and sink and rise and sink again. Love can not fill the thickened lung with […]

Jeff Wright reads from Triple Crown

… I have long admired Jeff Wright’s energy and generosity as he participates, publishes and observes the art and poetry scenes in New York City. It had been on my mind to have Jeff come over and film him reciting some of the sonnets from […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnets 1 – 10

… The texts for the following sonnets are taken from The Pelican Shakespeare and read by Simon Callow. Enjoy. … Sonnet 1 From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender […]

L’Albatros by Charles Baudelaire

… Souvent, pour s’amuser, les hommes d’équipagePrennent des albatros, vastes oiseaux des mers,Qui suivent, indolents compagnons de voyage,Le navire glissant sur les gouffres amers. À peine les ont-ils déposés sur les planches,Que ces rois de l’azur, maladroits et honteux,Laissent piteusement leurs grandes ailes blanchesComme des […]

Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay

… Today, Monday, February 22, Edna St. Vincent Millay, had she lived, would have been 124. I was a little over a year old when she died. In my youth I swear I read somewhere that she had a heart attack sitting on the steps […]

DAILY NEWS by Bill Kushner

… A lady’s thrown over the subway, that dark kid In the window, he just stands there, stares I just wear my shirt altho this October morning’s cold 3 guys doing things with bricks, why it’s Joe & Son, Contractors: way up there’s Joe & […]