Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Challenge Accepted! (Or How to Make Emily Sweat Sonnets)

Hullo, folks!

For those of you who may not have heard, I've started a theatre company in New York, Turn to Flesh Productions which will be kicking off its season with Cupid and Psyche ~ A New Play in Blank Verse by yours truly.


We'd love for you to like our Facebook page...and to that end, my business partner, executive directrice and dear friend, Michelle Kafel has issued this challenge:

Anyone who likes the Facebook page today will get a personalized sonnet from myself.  Just make sure you leave your requirements on the page (e.g., Elizabethan, Petrarchan, use only trochees, use the word "cow" etc.).

Go ahead.  Make me sweat.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

In Honour of St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence was a jolly sort,
A joyful deacon, a blessed man,
Who though was given a Martyr's crown
'Twas over the motley of Comedian

Upon the burning coals he laid -
Where lesser men have cursed and cried -
Said he, "Now turn me over, boys!
I'm finished on this side!"

O gentle saint, O stalwart friend,
Who would not kneel to Caesar's throne
Give us this day your strength of heart,
That life's last laugh may be His own.
~ 10 August, 2013 (c) ECAS