Can a seemingly anachronistic literary form—the sonnet—resonate with today's reader? Love, won and lost, is the sonnets mainstay—if not its reason for being. But the 114 sonnets in "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" cover a wide range of topics not firmly fixed in love's literary embrace: nature, politics, human foibles, family, loss, race, greed, sex, death, grief, aging … and love, won and lost. Experience a captivating and intricately crafted collection of poetry like no other that addresses contemporary themes.
The challenge and beauty of the sonnet is to say what it has to say in fourteen lines of ten syllables each, and to say it in a way that informs the heart, as well as the mind. And what greater challenge than to touch heart and mind when addressing the existential crises of our time: climate upheaval and species extinction? The eponymous sonnet "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" rises to the challenge.
Included is a "bonus" book. The Book of Koch bin Moloch a fictitious ancient text consisting of 22 satirical sonnets which deal only with wealth inequality.