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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543937107

The Wild Sonnets: Volume I (1-100)

by Nicholas Korn View author's profile page

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Overview

The Wild Sonnets: Volume I includes the first 100 poems in the sequence, which were composed between 2016-2017. 

The Wild Sonnet is an innovative variation on the traditional poetic form, invented by the poet. It is comprised of two 7-line stanzas, each capped with a rhyming couplet. Every poem in the sequence is composed to be rich in language, sweeping in style and intricate in feeling and insight.

The second book, The Wild Sonnets: Volume II, is available here.

Description

– 39 –

Born as I was – a wilderness of one,
A madness of many, and frenzy of sudden
And stone. Made as I am – of fiber
And fume, of riot and ready, of tempest
And tomb, of reason and steam, of steady
And done. Burned into being, this myriad mine,
Like the sun in an array of rays doth shine.


Yet how do we, in our numerable selves,
Become so strangered and so sleeved
Into a single name? Scaffold and manifold,
Fury and frame – so plenteously peopled,
As both communion and crowd,
A division to be marveled at and mourn,
At one in the wilderness, and every moment born.

About the author

Nicholas Korn is a poet and media artist living in Cincinnati, OH.

For more information on the poems and the artist: www.nicholaskorn.com.

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