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Sonnet

Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

Too much verse translation is much too free and loose. We must take the time and effort to preserve both meaning AND form (including meter and rhyme ...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

McCrory vs Cincinnatus (The Other Political Archetype)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

As we watch the damage that Pat McCrory is inflicting on North Carolina, we can remember better men. We can remember a better political archetype and raise our sights. There is the Cincinnatus figure who serves out of duty when he'd rather be doing something else.

Data Artist Proves Just How Unique Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets Really Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts

Humans are creatures of staggering complexity, each of the billions on the planet different from the rest in innumerable ways. Our uniqueness can't si...

Thou Hast Thy Music Too: Three Books for Autumn

Dean Rader | Posted 09.30.2015 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

April may have staked its claim, but for many of us, autumn is the real poetry season. The glib optimism of summer has run its course. The fall movie and television lineups are as appealing as iceberg lettuce without the ranch. Fall was made for reading.

Daily Meditation: The Spirit Of Youth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Ode to the Sonnet

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

One fixed poetic form clearly stands the test of time: the sonnet. Even if you don't read poetry regularly, you probably know the basics: the average sonnet contains only 14 lines, and each line should be written in the same meter.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'To Be Or Not To Be': That Was Our Poll Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books

William Shakespeare would have turned 450 on Wednesday. In honor of his birthday, a HuffPost/YouGov poll posed some of his most memorable questions to...

'Let This Darkness Be A Bell Tower'

Krista Tippett | Posted 01.05.2013 | Religion
Krista Tippett

"Quiet friend who has come so far, / feel how your breathing makes more space around you. / Let this darkness be a bell tower / and you the bell."

The Secret of the Third Sentence

Jeff Klima | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

A lot of would-be writers are always asking me what the secret is to writing good, compelling articles. Well, I normally keep the answer as a sort of proprietary secret, but because you seem like a good egg, I'll tell you. Make sure that every third sentence you write is f***ing awesome!

Paralympic Rower Oksana Masters Inspires New Sonnet Form

David Shook | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
David Shook

Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).

A Short History Of The Sonnet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Seeing as how it's sonnet season, I thought it would be a good time to look at what might be the most popular and enduring form in English poetry. No...