Son of Sonnet: “The Gemini Sonnets #1”

Today I am pleased to introduce a new, twice-monthly feature from Son of Sonnet, a poet friend of mine.  SoS has agreed to contribute two sonnets each month to the blog, which will be posted the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Your generous subscriptions to my SubscribeStar page have made it possible to patronize Son’s work.  As a community of artists, readers, and pundits, we should work together as much as possible to cultivate and support one another’s talents.  I can’t pay Son much—yet—but I’m able to offer him something for his talents because of your generosity.

Every artist as dedicated to his craft as Son deserves both recognition and support.  I would encourage you to consider a subscription to Son of Sonnet’s SubscribeStar page as a way to encourage the growth and development of an eloquent voice on our side of this long culture war.  Conservatives often complain about not holding any ground culturally; now is the time to support the culture that is being created.

You can read Son of Sonnet’s poetry on his Telegram channel, on Gab, and on Minds.

Enjoy!

—TPP

The Gemini Sonnets #1
By Son of Sonnet

What form do spirits take outside the mind?
You bear yourself in such a subtle way,
but you and I are in one heart entwined.
To know you is the purpose of my day.
Don’t keep yourself a secret frommy eye,
but choose a picture that would you define.
Are you a creature, hiding his reply?
Or woman, seeking meaning in your sign?
Two pillars hold the roof aloft in twain,
but are they twins? Who says that they are kin?
All partners know each other for their gain;
Reveal what lies behind your subtle grin.
In order to depict the light, to grow,
one must be mindful of where shadows go.

9 thoughts on “Son of Sonnet: “The Gemini Sonnets #1”

  1. Thanks Port.

    Crikey, I wonder what SoS has been paying attention to recently? Rhetorical, I should add. That sonnet was rooted in much cynicism.

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      • Maybe so but I know, from experience, that when cynicism sets in, it’s hard to shake. While there was a certain amount of detachment in the above, some lines seem rather personal, like ‘All partners know each other for their gain’ followed by a command for revelation.

        It sounds like your friend could do with some respite too. 🙂

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      • I hear you, Ponty. I, too, went through a period of hardened cynicism. It was miserable, and I could feel how hard my heart had become. It’s one reason I shifted away from writing about politics to covering more cultural matters. It’s been good for my soul and (I think) my blog.

        Son is working very hard, and I do think it’s getting to him a bit. It’s another reason I’m glad to give him an outlet—I think it will have a salutary effect on him. We’ll see!

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  2. I like this sonnet. I have read it several times. It is enigmatic and well written. The best poetry is often not easy to understand and I find it better not to read too much into what is written but just to let the words and the cadence wash over me. When I read this sonnet the voice of the poet Dana Gioia came into my head, he has a YT channel on which he reads his own poems and talks about poetry more generally. I admire him a great deal. He came to my attention about a year ago after I heard the exquisite setting of his poem Prayer to music by Morten Lauridsen. It is about the death of his infant first born son, some years ago now but it moved me very deeply because my daughter died unexpectedly eighteen months ago, she was 38 at the time. Music is a great solace to me and more than any other of the arts has, I think, the power to stir emotions but the best of poetry and painting can have the same effect although I think that of music is most direct. I will look forward to reading Son’s next offering. Thank you Tyler.

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    • Alys, I have forwarded your kind words on to Son. I’m sure he will appreciate them. I agree re: poetry—the cadence and rhythm add to the words, lending all qualities greater depth and pleasure.

      I am so sorry to hear about the death of your daughter at such a young age, and so unexpectedly. Please accept my condolences. I cannot imagine (and I’m nearly thirty-seven, so it hits close to home). Life is a precious, precious thing.

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