Sonnets from the hubby this Friday 56

  • Thursday, November 17, 2011

I came across William Zink's writing in his touching book Pieta, and with it, I was given Homage: Sonnets from the Husband. How many of us would *swoon* to have the hubby write to us?

It's a pity that copies of this book are so limited. Zink is a wonderful writer, and he offers this slim, no- fuss volume to his wife (of course) with this: 

Without adornment, in simple black and white,
I offer these sonnets to you, my wife, as both mirror
and looking glass. What more can man offer than
to stand naked, earnest in intent, available for scrutiny,
before his one true love?

(Ok, you can breathe now :) ) I like to flip through this book before I go to sleep, and imagine myself on the receiving end of each. 

So, do you want to join this meme? Friday 56 is easy:

  • Grab a book, any book. 
  • Turn to page 56. 
  • Find any sentence that grabs you. (Yes, I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!) 
  • Post it. 
  • Add your (url) post in Freda's Voice Linky.
Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies!


  1. I did have to catch my breathe after reading that. I'll have to take a closer look at William Zink's writings.

  2. Just imagine someone writing that for you! She must be his muse ;)
    Following in the hope of more amazing books!
    Hop on over if you have the chance:
    Hop you have a great weekend,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. Wow! So wonderfully lyrical and filled with emotion. Thanks for sharing.


  4. freda - we're at week 52 already! can't believe it!

    squirrelqueen - me too :) Pieta was good, and I know there were raves over Ohio River Dialogues and Ballad of the Confessor. If you get a chance to read and review, I'd love to see what you thought!

    linda - if it weren't for librarything's early bird reviewer, i probably would never have read it!

    juli - thanks for following! note to self: must review more obscure books for juli ;)

    laurel-rain snow - my pleasure, popping over for a visit!

  5. Beautiful to hear! Lovely words and a great post. Wishing you a great weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Stunning prose, thanks for sharing this! Makes us all a little envious, LOL.

  7. lovely!! loved both the 56 and the introduction.. am envious! thanks for sharing..

  8. ladyd - thanks!

    janet ruth & lady in read - envy seems to be the common emotion we all share hahaha!


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