Quotations About / On: SONNET

  • 1.
    A sentimental aphorism is even more a surprise than a hard- boiled sonnet.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 2.
    Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry to Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 19 (1891).)
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  • 3.
    You will know if you are passionate about poems; dithyrambically nor sonnet and etc., having all the discernment and complacency, and your imagination works like a repertory; caught your self in a idyllic-congruence of heartily penned words.
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  • 4.
    I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
    (Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. screen actor. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952).)
  • 5.
    Therefore we value the poet. All the argument and all the wisdom is not in the encyclopedia, or the treatise on metaphysics, or the Body of Divinity, but in the sonnet or the play.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 6.
    Bursting blooms of bluebonnet to the sun sing silent sonnets..
    A beetlebored bamboo flute.. Yonder wind plays upon it
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 7.
    Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned,
    Mindless of its just honors; with this key
    Shakespeare unlocked his heart;
    (William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned (l. 1-3). . . The Poems; Vol. 2 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1989) Penguin Books.)
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  • 8.
    REVIEW: Sorrows and Joys - - Colin Ian Jeffery
    ISBN: 978197459830
    Paperback £5.14 Amazon or any good bookshop
    Collection of 212 poems

    Colin Ian Jeffery is a leading Christian poet and all poems in this collection have been published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. The collection gives an insight into the driving forces behind his poetry, with the main influence, seen in such poems as ‘Christians' and ‘King of Kings, ' being his spirituality. ‘Pope Francis, ' is a poem that acknowledges his Roman Catholic background, and gives insight into the poet's spiritual formation in the Roman Catholic Church.
    The poem ‘True Love' shows his passion and belief that love must be free and never held captive.

    Love must be set free
    For this I know
    The caged bird sings for flight
    Dying captive
    Looking through the bars.

    Some of the sonnets are addressed to the great love of his life, the mysterious lover who moved the poet to compose some of the most poignant love poems ever written, a love for the poet that was a rock within a stormy sea giving support against raging purple storms.
    The collection covers many different topics dealt with powerfully and artistically with a variety of topics such as peace, war, history, love, sorrow, death, and childhood memories in such poems as ‘Wally Gog' and ‘When I was young.' The poet is a modernist with the development of imagism stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. He has a strong reaction against war and the oppression of innocence, but unlike others poets in the modernism movement like Dylan Thomas and Ezra Pound he has a profound faith in God.

    Reverend Dr. Paul James Dunn
    (Review of collected poems of Colin Ian Jeffery)
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