80 Sonnets chronicling a marriage, from the first date to the first child. More
80 Sonnets chronicling a marriage, from the first date to the first child. Why sonnets? A sonnet thinks. A sonnet argues. A sonnet debates a point and forces the reader to choose sides. Equally intellectual and emotional, cynical and sentimental, a sonnet provides the most natural medium for writing about love. Perhaps this is why I prefer the sonnet when responding to, reflecting on, and admiring Dara, my boundless wife. These are the poems I've written for her and because of her. They tell the story of our marriage, from our first meeting to our first child. So read this as a kind of history book, and may you get a glimpse of the beauty I live with each day.