Celebrating Poetry In April: 28. How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Welcome, all. For the third-to-last sonnet that I will be sharing with you during National Poetry Month, I chose to read to you Elizabeth Barrett Browning's classic Sonnet 43, "How Do I Love Thee?" It's such a simple poem that's been parodied as much as it has been praised. As we have seen in so … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry In April: 28. How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Celebrating Poetry in April: 9. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet XVIII

Happy Thursday, everyone. Today is April 9th of National Poetry Month, and I've decided to return to the sonnets of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; I've selected Sonnet XVIII for today's reading. I like the parallels with Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, as well as William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily." Elizabeth's sonnet, however, zooms in on the … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 9. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet XVIII

Celebrating Poetry in April: 2. Sonnet VII Elizabeth Barrett Browning

2 April 2020 Today's sonnet is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It's Sonnet VII from her collection Sonnets From The Portuguese, featuring 44 love poems written between 1845 and 1846. They were published in 1850. This is not one of the more popular sonnets from the collection; that acclaim goes to sonnet 43, which begins, famously, … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 2. Sonnet VII Elizabeth Barrett Browning