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Old 03-24-2017, 04:22 PM
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Julie, I look forward to hearing it sung.
Bill, I mean to read more of Moss.
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SONNET 98

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April dress'd in all his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue
Could make me any summer's story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seem'd it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

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Old 04-08-2017, 02:08 PM
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The Force

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
drives my flesh fuse, afire from friction—
love’s detonator.
And I am numb to knowing fact or fiction,
my brain exploding when I know her.


After a first line by Dylan Thomas
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Interesting, Ralph.

Reminds me of something I did with a very short W.C. Williams poem, where I replaced merely one word (and altered the first line a wee tad), but changed it into something obscene, and rather hilarious, if I do say so.

I won't post it, since it has nothing to do with Spring.

Must wrack my brain for a really good Spring poem now...

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