Personification 6: Love is a Benjy Button Butterfly

Although this sonnet forms one of my personification series, it is arguably zoomorphism – giving things animal, rather than human, qualities. In defence, the animal I use has the name and qualities of a famous fictional human… Benjamin Button. I therefore feel its inclusion is vindicated. The inspiration for this poem is that form of… Continue reading Personification 6: Love is a Benjy Button Butterfly

These are Love’s Sonnets.

Sonnets are English language’s haiku. The sonnet’s form (14 lines of iambic pentameter) is strictly defined. Love, on the other hand, is indefinable. Which is a problem because it’s also the emotion that most impacts us. If we’re lucky enough to have safety and sustenance, then Love steps in and shapes our lives – through… Continue reading These are Love’s Sonnets.