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To love and be a poet...

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Master
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0 posted 02-09-2000 10:34 PM       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

To love and be a poet,-- ‘tis a curse!--
To look at her, and what is more to see!
Incapable to write a single verse,--
Oh February, what you’ve done to me!

You have achieved perfection on this night.
Among the poets born in your embrace,
Victor Hugo and Pasternak have tried
But both fell short of capturing her grace.

Portray her beauty?-- I dare not attempt
To capture what I dream when lacking sleep.
And thus I stand, in silence, in contempt--
"Oh, February -- to get ink and weep...”


I wrote this for the birthday of a close friend (which happens to be on Valentine's Day), who was also my first love.

The last line is a direct quote from a poem by Pasternak.


[This message has been edited by Master (edited 02-09-2000).]
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1 posted 02-09-2000 10:47 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Master~ your poem was great! The last line however, makes me think of getting a tattoo!(yes, I have 4!)   -SEA
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What a birthday gift!   Well done!

 <*\\\><

When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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3 posted 02-09-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good thought and excellent writing, Master.
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4 posted 02-09-2000 11:28 PM       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

Master-
'Tis lovely indeed.
I like the way you wrapped your poem
around a line from Pasternak's poetry.
Romantic.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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VERY romantic and thoughtful gift, Master!  You did an excellent job!     

Bobbycat =^..^=
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"you have acheived perfection on this night..."


I loved this so much, I was without words.
As usual, you said it much better than I.
Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 02-10-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Beautiful poem!  

 Did Jesus laugh?
I think He did,
'cause He was once
a little kid;
and all of us
were made with joy
both sugar-spice girl
and snake-snail boy!
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This is quite romantic, with valentines day around the corner...and a thoughtful b-day gift!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Master
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Thank you everybody! I hope she likes it!
 
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