Linda Luna shouted out this Pay It Forward Thursday selection.
Since August 2017, I have been working on a narrative poem titled “when the east lays down”. It consists of a collection of sonnets, loosely strung together, telling the story of the fall of Constantinople. I wanted to give everyone a little taste of what I had in mind. So I’m sharing a “rejected” sonnet, a “sketch” called “the eagle.” I hope this post will wet your whistle for some more of “when the east lays down.”
This is a large project and will take me quite a while to get all my ducks in row.
I plan to illustrate each sonnet and produce something that can be held. A beautiful thing that has weight and substance.
So in honor of the 565th anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople:
“catch the wind, and never descend at all!
o’er earth and sea i see them scratch and die.
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