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#ASonnetADay – 127. “If my dear love were but the child of state…” pic.twitter.com/9sycBtK1GK — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 22, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 115. “Those lines that I before have writ do lie…” pic.twitter.com/ittE8FBAOH — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 12, 2020
#SonnetADay – 85. “My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still…” pic.twitter.com/FywnRfvoSo — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 9, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 26. “Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage…” pic.twitter.com/NPgIiszS3r — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 3, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 25. SUPERDAWG! pic.twitter.com/m988etOHBr — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 1, 2020
ASonnetADay – 23. “As an unperfect actor on the stage…” With lightning. pic.twitter.com/eRMW5lV3uq — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 30, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 22. “My glass shall not persuade me I am old…” With heavenly bodies! pic.twitter.com/FwYx3evFNZ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 29, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 21. “So is it not with me as with that Muse…” (A little late today, sorry!) pic.twitter.com/5s0Gv3YmbA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 28, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 20. “A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted…” A lot of ink has been spent on this poem. pic.twitter.com/TKA5hgu4ws — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 27, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 19. pic.twitter.com/BmZJlVn6bD — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 26, 2020 I had a deuce of a time getting this one to upload to Twitter. I had eventually to pay for a file conversion service. This should cut down … Read More
Now that I reached the milestone – a Roman thing – of Sonnet 17 and the end of the “Procreation Sonnets”, I thought I would put a bookend on the subset. Here is a version of Sonnet 1 in Rome’s … Read More
Yes… I did it from memory. #ASonnetADay – SONNET 18. The “Procreation Sonnets” are over. The “Fair Youth Sonnets” continue with one of the most famous poems ever penned. pic.twitter.com/KwMx6ZDnGZ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 25, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart has been reading, simply and with charm, a Sonnet of Shakespeare every day. He is up to S. 120. One of you readers challenged me to do the same. Since I’ve known the Bard’s poetry, man and … Read More
Keeping it close to home today. #ASonnetADay – SONNET 16. Keeping it close to home today. pic.twitter.com/LZFw6JgVNE — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 23, 2020
#ASonnetADay – SONNET 15. Waiting for a ride. pic.twitter.com/4mEsHfQxMP — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 22, 2020
Problems with rhymes that… don’t. #ASonnetADay – SONNET 14. pic.twitter.com/Zgs44LYh2X — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 21, 2020
#ASonnetADay – SONNET 13. Time is running out! pic.twitter.com/BNiGEPaycu — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 20, 2020
#ASonnetADay – SONNET 12. pic.twitter.com/OoGYsoCks6 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 19, 2020
#ASonnetADay – SONNET 11. pic.twitter.com/3ez3lyvIcS — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 18, 2020