Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poetry Survey

Poetry Survey

Elizabethan poets
All seem to sing
Of seizing love
And pleasure
Before brief life is o’er.

The puritans, all stern
and dry, could
Write of nothing bu
God and angels
and punishment,
Looking for happiness
Beyond the grave.

Strangely enough,
The modern poet
seems to have given up
All hope of joy.
No pleasures shine
In poets’ lines
After the War to end all War.
To be taken as serious
Wordsmiths now can only
Deal with death
and life’s worst bitterness.

October 9, 2007


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