Celebrating Poetry in April: 3. Sonnet II by John Barlas

Welcome to day 3 of National Poetry Month. Today, I have chosen to read John Barlas’s Sonnet II, “Since I Have Known You I Have Little Heed,” written in the late 19th century. It is a Petrarchan Sonnet with a CDECDE sextet. I must give a shout out to my old friend Eric Blomquist who started a website titled Sonnet Central many years ago. It was there that I first read a Wordsworth sonnet for him, and I have visited the site often in the decades that have followed. Thank you, Eric, for your passion for sonnets; it burns still within me, and I am grateful to share that passion for sonnets with my students.

Without further ado: John Barlas, Sonnet II.