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The Folly Of Hamlet and Faustus

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Echo Rhayne
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0 posted 10-16-1999 07:32 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Echo Rhayne

"As thou art to thyself" the man replied -
The ghost so very like the king who died,
All stood in awe as slowly passed the shade,
Into another world they saw it fade.

Cap - a - pe, the two forms were the same -
The spirit and old Hamlet, King of Danes.

Yet "self" ad "thou" are not at all the same -
The first we see and this it is we name.
We take apart these "selves" when they are dead,
And peer into the fingers, arms and heads.
But "thou" makes reference not to what but who -
Not what is yours, but what is really you.

Then think on Faust and do his blindness see,
That Helen whom he saw, it was not she.
To his disgrace, he asked "Is this the face?"
The face that launched the ships had turned to dust.
Yet Faust could not distinguish, though he must,
The living flesh from airy ghostly kind,
Much less between the body and the mind.


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~*~ Time erases and rewrites all the lines. What remains is the poetry! ~*~



[This message has been edited by Echo Rhayne (edited 10-16-1999).]
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Skyfyre
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1 posted 10-16-1999 08:30 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

WOW!!!!

Incredible, madam ... this flowed like a song ... and the message was inspired and well-related.

I repeat, WOW!!

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

Dark Angel
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2 posted 10-16-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW Echo, this is fantastic, superbly written

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Denise
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3 posted 10-16-1999 08:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, Echo! I most enjoyed this one!

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Denise
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