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To the Bard (may he forgive me)

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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 08-16-99 02:10 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Sweet William! Favored son of Erato,
Famed Midas of the quill from days of old,
Unchallenged master of thy vast domain
Whose every mean endeavor turned to gold;
Not since has this tired Globe beheld thy like!
No craftsman hast thy quarter so befit,
Whose dark laments might stir the hardest heart --
Or gentlest odes conceal a rapier wit.
Thy pen spun out thy soul in every stroke,
With matchless grace that was the Muses' pride;
Death holds thee not while still thy works endure,
A vessel where thy spirit might reside.
Thy words bring forth the secret hearts of men,
And feeble words from my unworthy pen.

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")
© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Sue
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1 posted 08-16-99 02:26 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I'm sure he'll forgive you, it's really good.
Ron
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2 posted 08-16-99 02:29 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

You have done the Master proud...
Nan
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3 posted 08-16-99 08:13 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Your work is really intriguing - Don't be posting EVERYTHING in the new Dark Forum, OK?...

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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


Poet deVine
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4 posted 08-16-99 10:26 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Love it! Need to get my Elizabethan CD out of the case and listen to that whilst reading your poetry! Huzzah!
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