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[Written in mock Shakespearean(ish) for no better reason than my own amusement] Enlighten me, Lord, O where might it go Perchance some robber doth steal it away Late evening acquired and meant it to grow Forsooth, it is gone, ’tis absent today How might it blossom If nourished and fed A deed laid aside for when I arose The small hand was high, I went to my bed Did the night watch it go, nobody knows Surely the answer dwells inside my mind Lord, lessen this fog to render bright lit Should no doppelgänger be there to find Neither my first nor my last moonlight flit Notions not noted if lost to you will Perhaps soon flow from another man’s quill

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Date: 6/13/2021 7:59:00 PM
This is such a great sonnet. So much fun. Absolutely delightful, Terry. And love that bit of mock despair/jealousy in the last couplet. ~ Gershon
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Terry Flood
Date: 6/13/2021 11:58:00 PM
Thanks Gershon. Glad you enjoyed my first sonnet (apart from a parody). Terry
Date: 6/12/2021 1:23:00 PM
i absolutely love this, terry - the mock shakespearean language is delightful and so cleverly done! the ending is perfect, too...
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Date: 6/12/2021 3:05:00 PM
Thanks Ilene. Wrote this straight. But then I wondered if Shakespeare had done the ‘go to bed on a great idea’ thing... and totally forgot it by morning. What masterpiece did he never write? The mock Shakespeare was a jovial nod in that direction. Glad you enjoyed, Ilene. Terry
Date: 6/12/2021 1:14:00 PM
Lol, Bill would be proud, if you dont write it when it comes in your head you can kiss it goodbye. Tom
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Date: 6/12/2021 1:19:00 PM
So true, Tom. Been there a hundred times... and you always know that last nights brainwave, the one you’ve now forgotten, was easily the best you ever had. Cheers Tom. Terry