Collage Sonnet

Okay, so I’m going to a reading party in a couple weeks where everyone brings some inspirational things they’ve read in the past few months to read to the lot. And well, today I decided to make a sonnet-length poem from lines from fourteen moving books I’ve read lately. Warning: it’s a bit of a mess. I love. It:

I am ashamed before the Great imitation of

Emperors and kings, dukes and marquises, counts, knights, and townsfolk, and all people who wish to know

It’s not enough to bring forth witnesses to some

So everything went nameless as the men

You do not know me without you have read a book

In pink that hurts

Terrible old man! thought Starbuck with a shudder, sleeping in this gale

Nothing for me to do but shut my eyes

The chaos of a small pond

I got restless picturing your ankles

To the lover bee,

I shall love

And now let all the ships come in

Yes, yes, all of this, or another way of saying it.