Ages & Sins 3: Starting Pistol

This is the third of seven sonnets based on Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”: “the lover”. Shakespeare has his lover “sighing like furnace”; a forlorn figure writing “a woeful ballad”. I’ve created a more positive young lover – someone whose “racing heart” is set off by the “Starting Pistol” of a “track” race. This young “lover’s… Continue reading Ages & Sins 3: Starting Pistol

Ages & Sins 2: The Schoolchild’s Love

The second stage in Shakespeare’s “seven ages” of man is the “schoolboy”. Throughout my Love’s Sonnets series, I’ve attempted to make the ‘lover’ as gender neutral as possible so anyone can imagine they are the subject of each poem. Therefore, in this sonnet, we have the “schoolchild”. Over a schoolchild’s schoolyears, most mature from loving… Continue reading Ages & Sins 2: The Schoolchild’s Love