English (or Shakespearean) sonnets are lyric poems that are 14 lines long falling into three coordinate quatrains and a concluding couplet. Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line sestet.

Circle by Colin Whyles

Submitted by Colin Whyles on Tue, 27/01/2015 - 20:30

A conjoined poem: Read each column down for the three base (unrhymed) sonnets, or down and skip across to any column for one of the 3xʸ14=4,782,969 permutations. Do not expect the permutations to tell the same story. You might read it as a mixture of voices, the dinner-party effect, or a completely original and maybe strange poem.