Hello, and this is to thank everyone for all of the recent <fav>s. I believe I've responded to all the kind comments, but with the <fav>s it's been 'hit and miss'. However: never -- nay, not even for a minute -- doubt my gratitude: for each and every one I'm truly grateful!
I've been working on a manuscript: a collection of short poems, all of them more or less in the form I call 'sonnetoid'. It's the only conventional / classical form I 'practice' (even only approximately), compose one or two from time to time.
No, not a pretty word, but therefor apt, since these poems are bastard sonnets: in particular, I'm not keen for -- and don't comply with -- the strict end-rhyme schemes. So I don't feel justified in calling them sonnets, purely. By whatever name, though, they are (mostly) in the spirit of the Elizabethan / Shakespearean sonnet.
So now I'm collecting them, getting a sense for whether or not they might comprise a satisfying collection. There are seventy of them, and just now the problem is deciding how to group / order them. Bewildering. Think of all the permutations of seventy items! I dare say, you can't. Certainly, I can't. So I fling the sheaf of them over a shoulder, wander around re-collecting them, assess the new order's potential for tedium / surprise . . . fling them over the other shoulder . . .