Sonnet1.bas is a GW-Basic, sort of vintage '80s, program written by Edward Reib. The program composes an infinite (almost) variety of randomly generated, but grammatically correct, pseudo-Shakespearean sonnets.

So, naturally, somewhere in The Grid there is a Doppelganger of Edward who wears a blue (usually) light suit and speaks only in dramatically pontificated sincere but nonsensical, sometimes funny, sometimes dirty, sometimes thought-provoking, iambic pentameter-ish.

If you read it slowly, and take the time to really visualize and conceptualize each thing he's saying, this book can help alleviate the harmful effects of word-virus. Or, at the very least, you're sure to get a chuckle or two out of it. I can't imagine there could ever be a greater fan of Sonnet1 than his User.

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Here is a YouTube Playlist of several selected poems included
in "Sonnet1" as recited by Sonnet1:

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