I have a long list of books to review - and a towering pile of half-read and to-be-read books, yet when I discovered Sonnets, the newest work from Charles Gerard Timm, that pile was forgotten.
This refreshingly honest collection thirty-three poems explores the many facets of unrequited love. In a world where we find increasingly inventive ways to express ideas in 140 characters, these sonnets bring a relevant contemporary feel to the familiar Shakespearian format - and show what is possible within the constraint of fourteen-lines.
I was inspired to look up the origins of the Sonnet and found it derives from the Italian word sonetto, which means ‘a little sound or song'. I found these poems touching, revealing and insightful - highly recommended.
# # #About the Author
Charles Gerard Timm's professional career began far outside of the arts and included a wide variety of jobs—in retail, hospitality, construction trades, and journalism. But in 2009 he realized that forcing himself into the wrong holes was never going to work, and he gave himself over to the arts.