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Unread 07-27-2021, 03:27 PM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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Hi Fliss,

You have I think a real gift for lightness. It's partly your confidence in speaking on behalf of inanimate (I hope!) objects, it's partly your ear for actual speech, it's partly your command of meter and rhyme, and of course it's partly your sense of humor - primordial in light verse IMO. So, yes, I like this sonnet. It is of course totally not my style, which is all to the good, though I do have a little book of light verse in print. :-)

I do have a thought or twain. Is D'oh Homer Simpson's D'oh? If so, interesting to see it cross the Atlantic! And might start across work for start to cross? Lastly, I think you were quite right to make the speaker a queen, not a king. For what, I don't know, as Bob Marley put it.

Cheers,
John
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