A celebration of the sonnet form, featuring a catch-22 resolved in the first English sonnet sequence, by Anne Locke, two works by Charlotte Smith, and the sonnet that accompanies The Statue of Liberty – The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus.
There is a certain frurgle whose contempules I abhor— but although my stronders gurgle by his whorkling am I zor
This episode is brought to you with a light spattering of paint, a lungful of fumes, and two nonsense poems that I should have but didn’t have memorised: Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter.
Wordsworth’s Lucy Poems are a five part meditation on love in the face of grief. Among the finest Romantic works, we share the works and unpack each part of the sequence, and they way they fit together.