Member Rara Avis
Kess, I have to heartily agree with Sharon on this, (or she said she'd kick my hiney, but that's beside the point!) Submit this piece. I think it would fit well into the "Sad Poems" section of the main site!
But first... I'd like to make a suggestion!
"Shall spring from forth my pen;"
Great, sounds perfectly poetic, but I think it's almost forcing acceptance of grammar there. My sug: Swap "from" and "forth." I don't know if this will mess up any of that fancy form stuff, but sounds better to me 'dat way!
"Nor lilting phrases grace
This blank and bitter page."