Kanzensakura – once more: Accidental Perfection:

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David Emeron: Sonnets

I have tried
to describe to myself
how the experience is:

whether it is like
one of those nights
when I cannot sleep
and sit on my back steps
while silent snow falls,

or a walk
through spicy autumn woods,

or a summer night
when I sit
and listen to the cicadas
and watch the occasional meteor
streak across the sky….

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  1. David Emeron
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 02:13:14

    I was hoping you would see this. Now I can link back directly to it. Wonderful!

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    • kanzensakura
      Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:59:39

      I am awake now and my medication has kicked in. At first I thought you were posting a new mohito recipe. Now that I am in the world of reality, I say….aha, computer program. Sorry. I have told you I am a bear of little brains, but often, I am a bear of strange brains.

      These sonnet you have been writing the past few days have caused my heart to ache in a way I cannot describe. The beauty and pathos of the lines stun me. They may “write themselves” but it takes a heart and mind of an almost alien genius to put them down.

      I hate to keep using shibui, but honestly, no other word comes close.

      > Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:13:14 +0000 > To: thspencer51@hotmail.com >

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      • David Emeron
        Oct 17, 2013 @ 07:51:22

        Thank you kindly, ma’am!

        I learn something new every time I write one of these. This latest sequence has been especially good for that given the way in which it is focused mostly on form.

        I have, however, made the process harder than it truly had to be by requiring of myself to write these in pairs with looking-glass themes and similar balance with reversed rhyming words in forms and counter-forms.

        Originally, I had intended to make each sonnet stand on its own, but this pairing seemed more of a challenge. And it is interesting what comes out of ones subconscious when one is only concentrating on form.

        I have very much liked the process so far, although I hear my Shakespeare project calling my name as well.

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        • kanzensakura
          Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:32:18

          ignore it…keep writing your own. Shakespeare has now been relegated to the ranks of rank poseurs.

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          • David Emeron
            Oct 18, 2013 @ 03:36:31

            This:

            Notes to myself as The Bard…

            is the project to which I refer; so it does involve writing my own sonnets. I have a theory about Shakespeare’s sonnets, and so I undertook this very ambitious project. I may not every complete it, but I shall plod along on it.

            The period of time of a great plague outbreak, Will Shakespeare could not perform any of his plays as public activity was, as I am informed by less lazy students of history, severely restricted by royal decree. At this time he wrote his 154 sonnets.

            I have a picture of him in my mind as “holed up” in a tiny garret almost as though under house arrest, periodically brought meat and cheese and bread by the odd serving wench, and penning his sonnets out of sheer boredom. This is of course inaccurate as he had a fine household at the time and did socialise with his close friends, but still… this vision persists : )

            In any case, there is quite a lot of speculation regarding the subject of the sonnets–to whom was he writing? Was it a young man of his acquaintence? Was it advice to young men in general? BUT>>>

            Having written a sequence of sonnets to myself as a young man, I have seen clues after that experience, that he was doing the same although they can also be taken as good advice in general.

            Because of this, I decided to write another such sequence wherein each sonnet is a reflection, and containing many or most, or even in some cases, ALL of the words in each of Shakespeare’s respective sonnet.

            It has been a very enjoyable process, but it has been on the back burner, so to speak, for a while now.

            I originally started with number 18 (of summer ‘s day fame) when I had my moment of epiphany as described above, and then went about starting with #1 and working my way upward. At this writing, I have not yet filled in the gap to #18 but I have made a good start of some six or seven of them. Enjoy. (If you are at all curious, that is : )

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