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Heart's Folly (practice for sonnet workshop)

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 10-31-1999 01:11 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

A vow of truth and loyalty, denied
When he who swore, in lust or weakness, strayed --
She holds the ashes of a promise made,
And Logic's judgment rings: "He lied -- he lied!"

Though Reason's eyes may see the folly of
This hopeless venture, fearing only pain,
And from pursuit, would urge her to refrain --
The wounded Heart protests: "I love -- I love!"

Though foolish and misplaced may be the trust
She has in him, she cannot still refuse;
With naught to gain, and all her soul to lose,
The Heart, unmoved, insists: "I must -- I must!"

Thus, Logic learns the fruitless game he plays:
For stubborn Hearts shall have their stubborn ways.

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-31-1999 01:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautifully done, Skyfyre! You are quite talented with the different forms. I enjoyed this very much!

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Denise

Skyfyre
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2 posted 10-31-1999 02:05 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you, Denise, I humbly accept your wonderful compliment. Truth be told, it has been some time since I attempted a sonnet, and I had to do some background reading in order to refresh my memory about rhyme scheme, meter and such.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Christopher
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3 posted 10-31-1999 02:13 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

The sonnet is indeed well wrought.
And you were right, this did pertain. And leads one always to wonder the why. Certainly a sad tale for both parties, another situation where both sides lose.
Systematic Decay
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4 posted 10-31-1999 02:26 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wonderful sonnet, I love sonnets when done well, and despise them when done shoddily. This was indeed a success!

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


Skyfyre
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5 posted 10-31-1999 05:40 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Why, indeed, Christopher. I believe that could qualify as "one of those questions (that will likely never be answered)."

Sys D: Thanks, I guess I wasn't as rusty as I thought!

--Kess
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Kess...this is well done. Might I ask why you boke up this piece though. One of the things sonnets are known for are their compactness.
Skyfyre
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7 posted 10-31-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

You are indeed correct, Ruth -- perhaps this is evidence that I think in stanzas? Who knows?

--Kess
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8 posted 11-01-1999 07:18 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

geesh - I can see I'm in trouble already.....
Skyfyre
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9 posted 11-01-1999 10:12 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Why Nan -- (vapid grin) -- whatever do you mean? Moi? Trouble? Nejemais!

--Kess
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10 posted 11-02-1999 05:25 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much!! Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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