After all this thinking about sonnets I've got a hankering to try my hand at making one. I'm really not a poet, just a lover of poetry. But I notice that when I get something especially delicious at a Thai restaurant I always come home and try to cook it myself. Although it generally isn't quite like what I had eaten at the restaurant, it is still usually tasty in its own way.
So I'm itching to see what I can do by way of a sonnet. Trouble is, I'm not especially in love with anyone, either available or forbidden. That might make it tough. But as we have decided, love-at-a-distance is not the only fitting theme for sonnets, even if it is the most common.
But, before I begin, I'd like to extend a challenge to anyone out there who is willing to join me. Poet or not, compose a sonnet and send it to me. My email address is on my profile page. If you would send it there (rather than in the comments section) then I'll post mine along with any that you might send me.
How does two weeks sound? I'll post mine, finished or not, in two weeks. 11/12/08. I hope there will be a couple of yours to post with it.