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Thou hast been born for love, immortal Heart!
bgesslo7277

Thou hast been born for love, immortal Heart!
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A queen among thy peasants dost thou go,
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thy holy birthright making thee a part
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of fantasies that from my longing grow.
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Thy words, a royal order to my ears,
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and I, a humble faith in them do place
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with hope that I may draw your presence near
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and touch the beauty of thy fleeting face.
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Though mine, and in my body thou doth rest,
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a sov'reign nation art thou in thy will.
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That awful will! unknown to me at best,
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relayed from thee in quiet beatings still.
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What order next from thy mouth will proceed?
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Thy page awaits thy word on bended knee.
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After I finished reading "Ode to a Nightingale," I couldn't get "Thou wast not born for death, Immortal Bird!" out of my head.

8 Feb 08

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LOVE IT. Love period language in poetry.  

The only thing I see is "awfull", spelled as it is, it's distracting.

Very well done
 — Estrella

this is lyrical and Romantic Mysticism beats in it -- the Heart forever voyaging, longing its compass, always going home to thee my Love -- to kiss my Love with the same kiss my love  kisses me and in that kiss live an eternity -- Romantic Mysticism has its charm with the lyrical heart beat behind it -- nicely writ
 — AlchemiA

Thanks for the comments and the correction on "awful," I didn't notice it the first time.
 — bgesslo7277

this is great
 — BoundFeet

reminds me of poe...
 — unknown

Thy words, a royal order to my ears,
and I, a humble faith in them do place
with hope that I may draw your presence near
and touch the beauty of thy fleeting face.

good reworking
 — nisetru

very nice.
: )
 — fractalcore

well
its pretty fancy and all that and i guess one should be commended for trying to produce a sonnet but really did you not feel as though it was too easy when you were writing it? i mean with all the inversions and thys and thees and everything it kinda cheapens the affair really. 'sokay, maybe everybody has to do it at some point, sure, myself included. i know that my mother would be impressed with something like this, but she aint into poetry at all. yeah.
its nice in its way
i suppose i might suggest that line 12 is a little awkward -- relayed, quiet beatings... kinda clunky
14 was a nice wrap
the poem title and opening line promised me an energy to which i usually gravitate, and i read your poem 6 times over the last 45 minutes and found naught but matter.
good poem  
 — chuckle_s

What a wonderful idea! How lovely also, to find a more Shakespearean sounding tongue here. It happens so rarely.
 — Amaranth

This is very fresh and different from the writing that usually finds its way here.  I like it.  Hard to believe that people once spoke in this vernacular back in those days.  I'm impressed.  Very beautiful writing (and romantic too.)  Good job!
 — starr

I appreciate your comments. Although it wasn't extremely difficult to write, I do not believe that the relative ease with which it was written at all cheapens its value. It doesn't claim to be anything more than it is.
 — bgesslo7277

Cheapens its value?  Not at all.  It's highly deserving of its status.  I hope you don't think I was saying anything defamatory about your writing.  Your writing's beautiful.  :-)
 — starr

No, that doesn't cheapen it's value. It just means you're a good writer if anything, or were particularly focused at the time. I don't believe "difficulty" has much of anything to do with the value of a poem. Your poem is skillfully written, and that's what matters! Not if it was difficult for you or not. It might have been impossible for someone else. It's all so relative.
 — unknown

A perfectly beautiful write; a poem to be proud of. This is the kind of thing I was just commenting about on The Braxton Job and apparently, I stand corrected. There ARE a few here who appreciate strict form when accompanied by talent and skill with the language (old or new). This is inspiring. A 10.
 — nakedowl

Sorry starr, the cheapened value comment wasn't reffering to your opinion, it referred to another. The first linen wasn't really meant to give erections...
 — bgesslo7277

Also nakedowl, I agree with what you said on "The Braxton Job." I would also like to see a lot more of those types of poems. Established forms present a challenge and acknowledge that great art was created under those guidelines.
 — bgesslo7277

this is great. love it go fact! have tried myself to writi along those lines, got told it was old hymnal lol.
 — darklinstorm

bgesslo...gotcha.  thanks 4 responding.  great poem.  very, very beautiful.  :-)
 — starr

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