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June 24, 2014


For whatever the reason, I haven't been able to log into Disqus.

Here's my line:

A body in its natural crucible, ash to ash, inscrutable

Maureen, You have to post your line on the American Scholar page, not here. Follow either of the links above to get there. Good luck! Stacey

This isn't a Shakespearean sonnet.It *was* Petrarchan, until line nine repeated the rhyme from line one.

Well done, American Scholar! You've certainly lived up to your name!

(Actually, it isn't even strictly Petrarchan, since a Petrarchan sonnet's octave would rhyme abbaabba, and yours rhymes abbacddc, but I'll let that one slide.)

Speaking of "living up to your name," you certainly do that, Grumpy Pedant. Cheers!

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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