Earlier this week I posited seven shaky hypotheses my overheated brain currently believes.
Many of you believe in similar hypotheses. Especially the one about dessert.
What surprised me most is how many of you really do want to try number six on the list.
Well, I say it surprised me.
When what I really mean to say is that my brain is terribly overexcited that you, too, think number six is hypothetically possible.
In case you’ve forgotten, let me refresh your memory with the specifics of item number six:
6) I believe everyone should try writing a traditional sonnet at least once in his or her life. Formal poetry is mathematical in construct. If you can do basic algebra, you can write a working Shakespearean sonnet that does not use hackneyed end rhymes. (Rain, Spain, pain, blue, clue, shoe— you get the picture. Don’t use these at the end of your rhyming lines. Go with double-syllables) I have dyscalculia, so I cannot test this idea personally. Yet, I do write sonnets. Can I get a volunteer for this hypothesis? I need someone who is functionally literate in math, yet has never written a sonnet. Meet me in the comments section. We’ll talk.
Here is what I am proposing for those of you who hinted, that maybe, you’d like to try writing a sonnet… someday?
Would you like to try writing a sonnet— starting, you know, now?
Sure you would!
WHAT THE HELL IS POETRY?
Poetry is the most concise way to express tone and narrative in a small space.
Give your brain a minute to let that sink in, and we will …. Read on, Reader!