Saturday, July 24, 2010

Recalling ...

Recalling a conversation with a follower of this blog who objected to my having called a sequence of five prose-poems "alternative sonnets," I note with a degree of satisfaction that the 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) gave one of his prose-poems (from his book Illuminations) the title of "Sonnet." It is the second section of this poem, "Jeunesse."