A few years ago, we lost our third baby. I had finished Baby K's sonnets about a week before we found out about the miscarriage. At first, I thought about how stupid I was for jumping the gun and writing all of these before knowing with more certainty about the pregnancy. But when I thought about it more, I was very happy that I had completed these, as my commitment to the value of life - regardless of how long that life is lived - makes the sonnets very meaningful to me. The work ended up being a great celebration of a life we never got to know, but one with which we hope to one day be united.
Fourth, there were Denton's sonnets. These are sonnets focused on directions, with each direction representing a political sort of idea. In the last two years I have read a lot on the Kingdom of God and have been forced to think hard about how a Christian should view politics as a means for their advancement of Christ's Kingdom. It has been a great journey of discovery and reorientation for me, as God had begin tearing down some of the idolatry I and my community have imposed onto today's political means.
Finally, there are Jemma's sonnets. These sonnets are centered around gemstones, with each one representing a portion of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). These chapters have been extremely influential in my Christian walk over the last few years as I've learned to take Jesus more seriously about what it means to follow him. You can read more about the structure of each sonnet on Kindle or in the document at the bottom of this post.
You can download the sonnets below, or get them for your Kindle here. I make them free as often as it allows me (about every 3-4 months). If you'd like to see any other poetry, you can find some here.