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Author Name: Freerob2586 4 Comments
Date Added: October 22, 2017 21:10:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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"Ode to a Summer Song"
A tribute to Keats.

O' nightingale, 
Dryad of the dusk, 
My heart aches
When you sing
Your summer song. 

How is it,
O' nightingale of yore, 
You sing with sweet content
While we weep in the open streets? 

With full-throated ease, 
You've sung your soul
Yet, today, I fear,
Will be my final song. 

Fade, O' immortal one, 
You were not born for death. 
Fade and forget the perversity
That beguiles the hands of men. 

I've served these streets, 
O' nightingale, 
I've served as best I could. 

But now, O' winged angel of yore, 
I pray for one 
Final song. 

Before I wake. 
Before I sleep.
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Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on January 9, 2018 06:48:11 PM Report
Lovely...and haunting. Love the reference to the nightingale, such a beautiful song!

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on January 9, 2018 06:45:46 PM Report
Lovely...and haunting. 

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on October 28, 2017 06:04:01 AM Report

What a beautiful tribute Rob.  Well penned!




Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 23, 2017 10:51:26 PM Report

Beseeching! Enjoyed!


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