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A Fool's Aspiration (A Sonnet)

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jbouder
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0 posted 11-04-1999 06:21 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbouder

A fool to try to clothe true love with words!
When even dreams cannot, true love, contain,
But failure here makes not my song a dirge
When love exceeds the words of this refrain.
My passion surges forth to push my pen.
My clumsy hands try vainly to comply,
But how can I bewail my failure when
Without my love my inkwell would be dry.
So don't lament for me, beloved friend,
For Love's sweet kiss has blessed my wanting brow,
But weep for him who meets his mortal end
Before, on him, Her gift She does endow.
A foolish man, a fool for all to see!
Perhaps a fool, then, I aspire to be.

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Jim

"Don't confuse me with the facts, I've already made up my mind."

© Copyright 1999 Jim Bouder - All Rights Reserved
Jewl_24_1999
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1 posted 11-04-1999 06:29 PM       View Profile for Jewl_24_1999   Email Jewl_24_1999   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Jewl_24_1999

I see you found the ability to finish the poem that you started. It certainly turned out well. I can't waite for more of your work.

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Mike
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2 posted 11-04-1999 06:33 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

somewhat partial to sonnets myself...
well done.. enjoyed.
Systematic Decay
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3 posted 11-04-1999 07:39 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Yeah, I like sonnets too, and this one is really good.

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


Denise
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4 posted 11-04-1999 10:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very very good! Such a tough form. How do you all do them and do them so well?

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Denise

jbouder
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5 posted 11-04-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

Thanks, Jewl. My notebook is full of rough ideas and, as long as my inspiration continues, I'll keep writing. Thanks Mike. And thanks Ms. Decay ... considering what you subjected my last sonnet to, I am truly honored. And Denise, I know you don't want to hear this, but "practice and patience". Thanks again everyone.

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Jim

"Don't confuse me with the facts, I've already made up my mind."

Watcher666
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6 posted 11-05-1999 11:16 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.
jbouder
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7 posted 11-06-1999 09:59 AM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

Thanks Watcher. If anyone else is interested in learning more about sonnets, check out Nan's workshop on sonnet writing. I highly recommend it..

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Jim

"Don't confuse me with the facts, I've already made up my mind."

caroline
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8 posted 11-06-1999 10:13 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Very lovely...enjoyed it

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

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wow! love this!
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