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I see a windmill

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Seymour Tabin
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I see a windmill

I am an old Don Quixote
Charging on passť pyrrhic crafts.
And I hate the free form windmills
Of pate sophisticated drafts.

They log the acid cryptic pen
Send fog onto the naive glen
Hide the simple and mystify
And Vail the true. Of mice and men.

They groom readers with abstract themes.
Spin innuendos picayune
Swim in a jumbled jamboree
And feed you symbols with a spoon.

They, dare to heap neglect on me.
The song I sing, their requiem.
I stand in answer, lance in hand
And water, on the best of them.

I do not want to change my way,
Nor do I care of what they say.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-19-99 11:53 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Interesting! I'm going to be re-reading this a few times. I think I'm getting to the
meaning, but I don't want to rush to a conclusion. (I'm still a bit sleepy from the past few days!)

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Nan
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Tilting at Windmills


Dulcinea by sheltered wood resides
A maiden in consort of giant quest.
Impervious, her tatted cloak beside
Protective shield envelops knightly rest.

For she beholds with perspicacious eye
That flailing arms of augur's giant sail
Are vanes of windmill's whirligigs a-sky.
Befall Quixote's chivalrous regale.

She deftly hones his oaken lance each day
Thence sabred knight, his kingdom he'll defend
And in his fervid crusade he shall splay
Each vanquished giant three sheets to the wind

hoot_owl_rn
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Ah, nicely written.....but I myself like to live life on the edge, gamble with free verse as well as rhyme and rhthym. I guess it all depends on ones likes. I myself think for my more sensual stuff, free verse adds to it and allows it to move freer and truer. But each to their own, eh?

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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Fourth stanza, fourth line - touche!
Julie
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I sincerely admire your ability to
write like this...VERY CLEVER!

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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 09-19-99 09:15 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Couldn't count on a better bunch. My sincere thanks for your responces. Love you all.
Isis
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I too, admire such ability and talent!

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~


Seymour Tabin
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Isis,
A special thanks to you. I read each reply and think them through and thouugh.
 
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