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Holmes And Baskerville Both Had Vicious Hounds

Sonnet Doubles, A Poet's Deeper Thoughts 

I Will Not Fiddle To New Hollow Tunes

I will not play fiddle to hollow tune
nor beg day, be lit by pale light of moon
life to have worth, must not be so deceived
for with truth suffering can be relieved.
This heart has much dark's evil eluded
will not now, its cover be denuded.

I will not dance to vanities now set
nor walk wicked paths such as life begets
living happy, requires morals and pride
not lies which others behind now hide.
This heart has much dark's evil eluded
will not now, its cover be denuded.

I will not bow to today's false new course
Too oft such error leads to great remorse.

Robert J. Lindley, 7-11-2019
Sonnet, ( When One Must Take Truly Honorable Stand )

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Holmes And Baskerville Both Had Vicious Hounds

Writing into dark is not out of bounds
Holmes* and Baskerville* both had vicious hounds
Life is far, far more than our blinded eyes can see
Composing poems, now major part of me.

Into that deep, oft hides creative spark
Shadows that play or lurk in the black dark
In such realms, great imagination swells 
Be it of woe'some nightmares born of hells!

Oft there is master Poe, Raven and me
Making darker verse portraits, just we three
Scary tales of death, red blood, spilled guts
Fantasy so deep, others may think nuts!

So please join master Poe, Raven and me
As we ride into deeper born fantasies!

Robert J. Lindley, 7-12-2019
Sonnet, ( Why Writing Is In My Poetic Free Flowing Blood )

References made: 1. Holmes* and 2. Baskerville*

The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Series	Sherlock Holmes
Publisher	George Newnes
Publication date
Preceded by	The Final Problem (last story of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes) 
Followed by	The Return of Sherlock Holmes 
Text	The Hound of the Baskervilles at Wikisource
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialized in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.[2]

One of the most famous stories ever written,[2] in 2003, the book was listed as number 128 of 200 on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel."[3] In 1999, it was listed as the top Holmes novel, with a perfect rating from Sherlockian scholars of 100.[4]

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Date: 8/5/2019 6:26:00 PM
No, never bend; stand firm in your convictions, well-penned food for thought. Too many succumb. Sherlock Holmes, Poe; you tickle my favorite fancies with these pieces. I've always been a fan of both Doyle and Poe; never get enough of Holmes. I always hoped to write a Holmes'ian story one day. We must do what we must do; no question about it but, we may have to walk in the dark at times but, we also must be the light in the darkness and with conviction. Beautiful pens, my friend.
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Date: 7/13/2019 3:57:00 PM
Interesting concept. When you compare the first poem with your second, I wonder what Holmes response would be to reading your first poem. Then Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Now they would be spectacular responses to read Lindley, do you not agree? My take on it all is that those who truly walk in light, will always be drawn back into darkness, as a matter of enquiry, survival and saving others. Hounds of the Baskervilles is my most favourite of all the series...poor beast, thoroughly mistreated.
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Date: 7/13/2019 4:00:00 PM
With regards to the first, my take in response to your "I will not bow to today's false new course Too oft such error leads to great remorse. - In bold font underscore : "To thine own self be true".
Date: 7/13/2019 3:56:00 PM
I like both poems...One speaks so deeply about the value of truth against lies ...and the second one about fantasy and darkness..Yes through fantasy words we can go in our thought and through truth we can live a life of dignity.Guess we need to be blessed by both..Fantasy and Reality.Awesome writes dear friend.
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Date: 7/13/2019 12:14:00 PM
I liked the first poem the best. How when we are blessed with an awakening, what are we to do? Run back into the darkness or sacrifice and find life. Well done Robert.
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Date: 7/13/2019 12:24:00 AM
Your style is impeccable, Robert. Masterful.
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Date: 7/12/2019 11:49:00 PM
Your thoughts always move me, as you can see beyond the darkness. The light is near, just within reach. "I will not bow to today's false new course" Exactly my dear friend. This is powerful and deep. So beautifully written. Your words hold a wonderful message. ~ Brandy
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Date: 7/12/2019 11:32:00 PM
a multi-layered piece in all its strength, robert... very fine... huggs
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Date: 7/12/2019 6:10:00 PM
I enjoyed both of them. Both are excellent, but the second one... The second, so to speak, opens the gate. Welcome, reader, if you're not afraid... I'm not. These goosebumps are about pleasure, not fear)
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Date: 7/12/2019 5:27:00 PM
Glad to see you are still standing tall and fighting the poetic fight Robert! You haven't lost your touch or your imagination. Great stuff as always my fellow Rebel!
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Date: 7/12/2019 12:05:00 PM
Hi definitely take an honourable stand in the first sonnet; no need to imitate in order to feel satisfied. // The 2nd is stronger and expressive. Poetry permits the writer to delve deep into a subject where dark surroundings inspire fantasy and imagination. ~ Best regards, my friend // paul
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:34:00 AM
Intriguing & spellbound writes my friend...into the dark corners of the mind you dwell...the hounds are howling lol...sending Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson on the case lol...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:26:00 AM
Robert, wonderful writing and your rhyming is perfection. As a poet who writes dark, I adore your themes and where your pen leads you. Well done friend !
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Date: 7/12/2019 7:58:00 AM
Your poems explore feelings of fear, malice and revulsion in a potent brew of emotions, expounding on the fact that we aren't always the perfect person we envision ourselves to be, we are all human with all the frailties intrinsic to our race and given a chance we will feast among our darker emotions, with a taste for the macabre.
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Date: 7/12/2019 7:50:00 AM
I do not believe any medium more than poetry can deliver the dark so beautifully, as any art that does, is compared to poetry. Lovely done my friend. xomo
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Date: 7/12/2019 7:44:00 AM
One thing I can say is, you are the real deal...a poet of poets...whether you choose to write of day or the's poetically poetic... Nice combo here...
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Date: 7/12/2019 7:34:00 AM
Robert, there is a cautionary moral vision within your first sonnet that mark many of your sonnets. Indeed your imagination swells within the second dark sonnet. In reference to your mail, Your love of writing "deep born" fantasies need no defense. Take care...g
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Date: 7/12/2019 6:23:00 AM
Your writing shine, even when writing on dark subjects. The first poem was milder in tone but so relevant to those who have faith. The other on a darker mood, but still relevant. Wonderful poetry. Victor
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