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The Scholar

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 01-09-2000 11:40 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Light streams through the dustly pane-
Reflects off silver hair-
And spectacles with silver frames-
And books about his chair.

There's Berkley, Locke, and maybe Hume-
And look there's Socrates!
And Plutarch's "Lives", he oft consumes-
What better fare than these?

And what is that my eyes espy?
There! Almost out of sight?
My word! Why! It's a steno pad-
In which he used to write.

We'll take a peek while he's asleep-
And see what it contains...
No doubt his thoughts on subjects deep
With candor he maintains.

Ah...What is this? Why, it's a verse-
And written to a girl!
So sweet, so tender, so intense-
I feel quite like a churl.

To so invade his private life-
Desire to know remains-
I turn another page and find-
A verse on Tamerlane!

Tamerlane? Why, who is that?
In ignorance you yawn...
He was the chief of Mongol hordes
Men know as Genghis Khan.

Another page...philosophy-
Of things that he can see-
How they are and how they aren't
And how they ought to be.

But wait! I think he's stirring now-
We'd best be on our way-
And not disturb the Scholar,
As he begins his day.
© Copyright 2000 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-09-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great, Gunslinger! I enjoyed this little peek!

 Denise

Poet deVine
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2 posted 01-09-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent! Glad we stopped by this place.. I wish I knew this guy!  
devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
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3 posted 01-10-2000 06:39 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You bad boy...it's like peeking in his diary...Ok- so I'm guilty, probably would have done the same...G*  Another goody...back to the top!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 01-10-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful!, wonderful!
I always feel your sitting across from me spinning a tale when I read you poetry
Liz
 
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