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Fate's Regard

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 02-03-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Fate's Regard

The Lady Fate hath not a gentle touch,
Her countenance but seldom waxes kind;
She works her spell without regard for such
Inconsequential things as human mind
Or suffering of souls.  With practiced hands,
The blooming Maid doth spin her silken skein
While vibrant youth flows through her grasp as sand,
Then wavers to the Matron's ripened mein,
Who, with her nimble fingers, winds the weave
Of which the joy and grief of Man are made;
Comes then the Crone, whose wizened digits reave
The fated from their souls with scissored blade.
Their threefold gaze hath not the care to see
A single stitch in endless tapestry.



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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wayoutwalt
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1 posted 02-03-2000 12:44 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

sky your really gettin to be onno muh faves on here great verse even if i had to pull out the dictionary great read o yuh
Christopher
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2 posted 02-03-2000 12:50 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

First off, write somethign about Fate, and you have my undivided attention.
Second, form it into a small tale, paint it on the page as a work of art, and you have my admiration.
Well told!
Nan
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3 posted 02-03-2000 06:47 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...and then set it artfully into the format of a Shakespearean Sonnet, and you've got me as well....
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4 posted 02-03-2000 07:31 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Skyfyre-
I liked this and wasn't sure why at first.
After a third read ... it didn't matter why ... it flowed with well-worded wisdom.
One of those beautiful sonnets that sound so lovely read aloud.

Very melodic indeed.
~*Marge*~


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Skyfyre
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5 posted 02-03-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

walt:  Glad to have you dusting off the trusty lexicon, my friend.      What a kindness your comment was!  

Christopher:  You know I strive to suit my poetry to your taste.      Course its rather convenient that yours mimics mine in so many ways ...  

Nan:  I always wanted to be the teacher's pet.      Took ya long enough!  LOL

Marge:  What a lovely and heartfelt compliment -- I am nearly humbled, which, believe me, is no mean feat!    

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 02-03-2000).]
Denise
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6 posted 02-03-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I could read your poems all day long, Kess, they are just exquisite!

Denise
Sally S.
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7 posted 02-03-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Wow!  I thoroughly enjoyed this one.  Gee, I hope I haven't said this to you before but, this has to be my favorite of yours...thus far.  Brilliant!!! (Nan might even say..."Splendiferous"!!!) **giggle**  I hope to one day have the ability to write a poem as masterfully as this.  
hoot_owl_rn
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I do believe your talent to be boundless  
JennyLee
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9 posted 02-04-2000 11:24 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

A single stitch in endless tapestry.

Soooo True Kess...
Your talents are unlimited my Dear  

Jenny
 
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