Love Letters 4: Justice

An adage from my advertising days was, if you want people to catch one ball… throw them one ball. Throw them ten and they’ll catch the wrong one. Or none. This axiom is as important in creative writing. A poem with several points is a roll of barbed wire; a poem with one point is… Continue reading Love Letters 4: Justice

Love Letters 3: Beacon

Having avoided hyperbole in last week’s sonnet, I’ve rediscovered my affection for this linguistic technique. This change reminds me how my mood affects my writing; one day I might like a form of expression, another day I might detest it. It’s a poet’s prerogative! This Love Letter is dedicated to someone I admire; someone who… Continue reading Love Letters 3: Beacon

Love Letters 2: Alchemist

I’ll keep this short because I’m on holiday with family; this collection is proving the hardest to write. I thought practising writing sonnets would have made the process easier. But it’s not the process that’s hard with my Love Letters collection, it’s the sentiment. Each sonnet in this collection is a letter to someone I… Continue reading Love Letters 2: Alchemist

Love Letters 1: We River

This is the first of my fourth and final series of fourteen sonnets: love letters. Each of these sonnets is a letter to someone, or something, I love, or have loved. Deeply. I will not reveal who, or what, each letter is dedicated to. ‘We River’ is an extended metaphor. It begins with theft from… Continue reading Love Letters 1: We River