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May 3 2009 Poetry Newsletter

May has always brought inspiration to poets, whether because of May Day celebrations of fertility and love or because winter has given away to spring. My May inspiration has always been my mother. This week, we will look at the structure of a sonnet through one that Christina Rossetti dedicated to her mother.

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Sonnets are full of love- a tribute to mother
What is a sonnet? A look at the attributes of a sonnet through Christina Rossetti's tribute to her mother "Sonnets are full of love".

A reminder this week- May 8th is the deadline for submissions for our quarterly literary review- MUSED. We are accepting submissions of poems, short stories,photographs, artwork, and true stories. You can submit your original work for publication and read past issues of MUSED at the following link.


There are many types of inspiration for poets; Loved ones, Nature, photographs, what inspires you? Feel free to share with the community at:


I enjoy hearing from you! Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or simply to say Hello.

Next Sunday is Mother's day! May each one of you be blessed!

Quote of the week-
an exerpt from Christina Rossetti's poem
To my mother:

Mother, accept, I pray
My offering.

And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
Great happiness.

Angela Saunders, Poetry Editor

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