One Day, One Introduction, One Sonnet:
That will be the format. I pledge to do this every day.
I realize ‘forever’ is quite a long time. Quite a boast, I know. Naturally, what I really mean is… well… I’m certain you can divine my meaning.
In any event, the work here posted, will not be akin to light-hearted limericks describing my vacation in Majorca.
Rather, they will concern the things in my mind. There are many such things. And many things about these things. Things I find important. Things without which my life would be empty.
I may also transcribe and include some older work. Things I have written over the years. These will be in addition to the ones I will write daily; or perhaps insurance, in the event I find myself in a coma. I will note the extras, but I will not put them in date order–e.g. something I wrote a couple of centuries ago will not be posted on July 4th, 1776–because that will break the chain of days. I will instead postdate them as coma insurance.
I may also write some extra ones, if I can, (more coma insurance) giving preference to the new over the old, unless I decide otherwise.
Not all the entries here will contain additional internal rhymes; although I have a fondness for them. It lends additional challenge to the form.
Neither will they necessarily contain archaic forms of English; although in this, I have a similar fondness, and for the same reason.
The same holds true for Greek, Biblical, (or any other) mythological references. Even more so, due to the poor quality of public education, and the late onset, at least in earnest, of my autodidactic one.
Neither will I take no liberties with the form, even given all its challenging varieties; but not so many as TimA tkins, to give an extreme example. Such a practice presents no challenge at all; unless, perhaps a naked emperor might be involved in some way.
I have, in fact, created the blog mentioned below. I have added a menu to this system of blogs (and any static pages I may create) in order to streamline access to them. However, in the interest of thoroughness, the new blog can be found here.
Lately, I have taken to writing sonnets based upon works in other forms that I have written over the years. I guess the comment section of this introductory post is as good a place as any to write about such changes, ideas, revelations, etc. as this.
For that reason, I will probably leave comments on this post closed, and just use it for blogging. Or perhaps, I’ll convert this into a real blog if it seems I’ll have more to prattle on about than I at first thought.
NOTE ON SEQUENCES:
Having gone through very nearly every possibly permutation of presentation, I have finally decided to present all sequences in “blog” order. This means that a link to a sequence of sonnets will also contain a link to the first in the sequence; however from there one must scroll upward, not downward, to view the remaining members of the sequence in their proper order. This, ultimately, seemed the most natural way in which to present such sequences in an “organic” way rather than to go against the simple, built-in logic of a functioning blog.
I have, in the past tried reversing these so that tag-based links would present these sequences in a “top-down” manner; but in the end, it seemed counter-intuitive. Lastly, through analysing the generated code that the wordpress.com backend system generates, I have discovered that there are present a number of hidden bookmarks throughout any aggregation of posts–whether via category or tags. This enabled me to provide a link directly to the first member of each sequence of sonnets. Until I deign to self-host, this will have to do.