Sonnelles is a series of forty-eight poems based loosely on the classic English sonnet. Mr. Sterling has admired those of past poets, especially Shakespeare, and based upon such inspiration, he has composed poems with their spirit in mind. You might call them modern adaptations, because they do not adhere to the strict iambic and rhyme schemes of the past, hence the title Sonnelles. This is refreshing and new. The spirit is alive, as is love. They speak of the joys and pain of love and relationship, forty-eight comments on one of life's deep emotional journeys.