Sunday, February 28, 2010

Welcome to Open Source Sonnets!

I love the sonnet's summons to make flesh
ideas condensed in rhythm's flowing craft.
Each day I hope to post a sonnet, fresh,
or else a classic sonnet from the past.

I fear that fear of form intimidates
the fledgling sonneteer. Don't be deterred!
The courage comes to cleverly create,
when commandeering others' willing words.

Whatever poem posted here is free
for you to imitate, adapt, or take;
whatever line or stanza you may see
is open, let it leaven what you bake.

    Improve, revise, or parody at will;
    remix, repost, be playful with your skill!