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Michael
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0 posted 11-13-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

"CALLIOPE", SONG FOR A DYING ART


Calliope, come sing for me,
I long to hear thy words depart.
Inspired song, I've longed to be
‘Er true, in lieu, Death's painless dart.
I stand, a king, pacing a throne,
Pondering points of tarnished crown.
‘Tis here I rule, a fool, alone,
My scepter, the tool of a clown.
Why does this dart, sting me but now,
While Time upholds a lined forehead?
As Love lays waste upon thy brow,
Alive, thou liest before me, dead.
Oh, canst thou, ‘least in dream of thee,
Calliope, come sing for me.


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Michael Anderson

And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy,
But dreams - of those who dream as I,
Aspiringly, are damned, and die:


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[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 11-14-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Kenneth Ray Taylor
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1 posted 11-13-1999 09:54 PM       View Profile for Kenneth Ray Taylor   Email Kenneth Ray Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kenneth Ray Taylor

Beautifully said. I love the Archaic English, being a King James man myself. I suggest you change "thoust lay" to "thou liest," as in Genesis 28:13.
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2 posted 11-13-1999 10:06 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Neato!
You always amaze me my friend.
What talent *sighing jealously*
Maybe yours will rub off on me the longer I know you! *hugs*
~X~

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3 posted 11-13-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is truly art! Very well done, Michael!

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Denise

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Michael...Thou art hath done much grace to this one...
Michael
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5 posted 11-14-1999 04:27 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Kenneth, your absolutely right...thanks.
As much as I love the archaic language I'm always missing a word here or there. I figured the muse of Epic Poetry wouldn't understand modern English, though, so I gave it my best shot with the Old stuff.

Angel, that is quite a compliment, coming from one who never ceases to amaze me. Thank you very much.

Thank you Denise and moonmoon, also, your replies are much appreciated.

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6 posted 11-14-1999 10:32 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfect. Your talent shines through in every line. You have always amazed me with your poetry, this is divine, Michael.
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As always, well done Michael

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

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I would have sworn this was a poem from some bygone era! Awesome Michael.
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Michael what can I say? I feel like I'm repeating myself. I agree with thou liest though. Great one!
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Enchantingly beautiful
Elizabeth
 
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