Colleen E. Kennedy created “Sonnet” from the Elegiac Sonnets of Charlotte Smith (1784). Please click here to read.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Colleen writes:

Turning to several of the sonnets of the 18th century Charlotte Smith, a major influence on the Romantic poets, who composed her Elegiac Sonnets while in debtors’ prison with her husband and child, I was moved by her sensuous landscapes. I intertwined lines from her Sonnets II, III, IV, V, and XXIII to create the 14 lines of a sonnet—not attending to meter and rhyme—a love poem to nature.


Also by Colleen E. Kennedy at HERON TREE: “You weave, and I,” which you can read by clicking here.