Sonnet #44 – 2nd Carnival sonnet, an upside-down sonnet

Sonnet #44 – 2nd Carnival sonnet, an upside-down sonnet. To be read top to bottom, and bottom to top. T’is He Who turned our planet upside-down upon the cross of Christ, the Holy Clown and I would be remiss were I not glad Though sad the sight of Him whose skin was flayed So now … More Sonnet #44 – 2nd Carnival sonnet, an upside-down sonnet

Sonnet #41 – a sonnet with your name on it – David Gerard

Sonnet #41 – a sonnet with your name on it – David Gerard A desp’rate call for justice comes with angst against the patterned evils of our age against decorum’s hand, against the ranks and not until resolved will turn the page Not for myself alone, but for the poor For those enchained by bias … More Sonnet #41 – a sonnet with your name on it – David Gerard

Sonnet #38 – further meditations on the pastorate

Sonnet #38 – further meditations on the pastorate A Shakespearean sonnet on love of life in service. Contrast light and dark, sorrow and joy and their simultaneous tensions. We speak of light, but know the dark too well Enjoin a joy to those we love and serve They watch, we live through torment and through … More Sonnet #38 – further meditations on the pastorate

Sonnet #36: 3rd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16

Sonnet #36: the third apocalyptic pop love song sonnet Theme: I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16 A table set before our enemies A cup is poured we drink it to the dregs A celebration to their enmities A host is set against us as we beg Last time I sat here all the … More Sonnet #36: 3rd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16

Sonnet #35 – 2nd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, E’en Heaven Waits in Silence

Sonnet #35 – the second apocalyptic pop love song sonnet. Theme: a plague love song. Though you and I are besieged by plagues and sores we will not lose our love for each other. the ships have raised their flags and crossed the sea the iron fist beneath the velvet glove has come for us, … More Sonnet #35 – 2nd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, E’en Heaven Waits in Silence