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Master
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0 posted 12-26-1999 01:53 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Note: "W. H." was the mysterious person that Shakespeare addressed most of his poems to.
"N.T."- is a special person in my life.

To: W.H.
I write to you, whose charm remained unmatched,
Preserved in endless rhymes of poetís pen,
To tell you that from all your graces hatched
A soul, which bids perfection an amend.
My tongue fall short to capture her in word,
My hands -- to trace her likeness for your sight.
Compare her to another? -- itís absurd,
For thereís not another of her might.
Imagine heavenís most divine creation,
Made even more divine by a holy force,
That even Gods would stand up in ovation
To praise and thank this lovely angelís source.

Thereís only one true beauty that I see,
Allow me to address her as ďN.T.Ē



†I fell in love and kept on falling





[This message has been edited by Master (edited 12-26-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-26-1999 01:59 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

She sounds breathtakingly beautiful! You have captured her well on paper! 'That even Gods would stand up in ovation...' My favorite line!  

 Denise


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2 posted 12-26-1999 02:17 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you Denise! But she could never be captured on paper, I've tried many times and failed. Although, I came close with this one.
Master
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3 posted 12-26-1999 06:39 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I've changed it around a bit, is it better this way?
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4 posted 12-26-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful! Check your email!    

 Denise


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5 posted 12-26-1999 09:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I didn't see the first version, Master, but you have paid "N.T." quite a tribute in this sonnet.

Elizabeth

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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6 posted 12-26-1999 11:36 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you Elizabeth, and she deserves it! As for the new version, I have to give a lot of credit to Denise who helped me shape it up into a sonnet! Thank you!
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7 posted 12-26-1999 11:42 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Oh Master....this is simply gorgeous...N.T. is surely a lucky lady......
Really love this piece  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


 
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