Rachelyn farrell

Research Scientist
Narrative Intelligence Lab
University of Kentucky
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Tag: Sonnet

  • On Reading (Sonnet)

    There is a point when writing’s not enough. When quippy verses fade into a stew of diaries relating daily triumphs, nuisances, and other such banalities. But wherefore would I take the time to read those drippy ruminations of another listless poet, deep in their own misgivings and tired projections of losses and finalities? Unless, of…

  • Stalemate (Sonnet)

    Two honest thinkers engage in simple discourse. Truth be told, both hearts pitted and hollow, though each knows that passion strikes discord and so refrains; the civil path to follow. Discussion states desires to be swallowed in white and black, with nothing to distort– no frantic fits of anger, fears, and sorrow to sway the…

  • The Monarch and the Swallowwort (Sonnet)

    Mid winter freeze, a lonely sweet perennial rides the breeze that chills her open spiracles. The journey long, the milkweed worth its cost to her, she gratefully sticks out her ovipositor. Then flies away, her eggs to wake in springtime, to feast on this alluring purple milkweed. She doesn’t know the secrets of the swallowwort……

  • Metro Poético (Soneto)

    (attempting iambic pentameter in Spanish) Me gustaría escribir poemas que dicen todas mis emociones y con palabras largas y bonitas así que suenan como canciones. Aúnque me encanta español Existe mucho que no sé decir, y debo elegir los pensamientos que no son muy difícil traducir. Resulta en sonetos imperfectos, con fallas, que no riman…