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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543985931

The Wild Sonnets: Volume II (101-200)

by Nicholas Korn View author's profile page

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The Wild Sonnets: Volume II includes the next 100 poems, from #101-200, which were composed between 2018-2019. 

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 previous book, The Wild Sonnets: Volume I, is available here.


– 158 – 

I look not to the distant and collected
Stars for my astrology, for here – 
In the circle of ordinary things –
Is magic and animal enough
To lighten the narrow dome of darkness
That is my thinking. Heaven here prevails
With archers, twins and scorpions and scales.


Prophecy is often our own doing
Writ in reverse – if imagination is what
Pulls the wincing string back from the bow,
If it is the face that faces what we
Come to know, the sting that causes us
From our own causes to recoil, then we must weigh
Intention more than all the sky can say.

About the author

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

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