This is a sequence of four. I’m putting it up and finishing the final sonnet which I had left about half written. These, I’m putting in the queue immediately following my next new sonnet. A few words changed/corrected. But mostly as they were. And of course, number four finished, though I’m not sure if finished seamlessly. Now that they are flipped, here is a link to Sonnet 1.
Clearly, by early 1984 I had already been experimenting with internal rhyming. My tradition, if you can call it that, once it was established, was to at least rhyme sentences or clauses which had a sense of a mid-line full stop. I have liked, and continued, that practice in general, from then on. Now, I feel compelled to do it, or else it feels as though something is missing.