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Poet's Epitaph

"Xanadu of Oranges", the reporter wrote, just one of many paper slips and notes, left behind when the poet died, unquote. To his very last moment, he had hopes that he could write that one poem so supreme in its cadence and rhyme, in its meaning so sublime, that no one could miss his dream. No one could misinterpret, none seeing his words could mistake intent or lament that he had regrettably missed his mark or remark, "derivative!",or really meant much of his work as only so much dark comment on a personal life of strife and grief. No, he meant a poem to sweep you off your feet.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 5/23/2015 1:53:00 AM
Hi Ahellas.. Here's a fun Shout Out for being a featured Soup Poet on the home page.. I'm impressed with your write! Hope you get to take advantage of the long weekend.. Blessings!
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Date: 5/22/2015 10:52:00 AM
You capture well the eternal torment of the poet. Many aspire to that dream, and some are blessed to achieve it.
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Date: 5/18/2015 1:51:00 PM
AHELLAS, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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Date: 5/24/2009 1:04:00 PM
Amazing! Jerry
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Date: 3/1/2009 1:45:00 PM
you have just described my epitaph. and you did it with style and grace. i have to put you on my list of poets not to forget. John Henry Loving III
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Date: 2/15/2009 1:24:00 PM
Ahellas, rejoice for you have achieved your goal. "No one could miss" the dream you share in this excellent verse. Great job! Carolyn
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Date: 1/24/2009 7:58:00 PM
Interesting reflection on writing and the writer. Nice use of this challenging form. Keep on writing. Best wishes. Karen
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Date: 12/26/2008 2:46:00 PM
oh goody I am first to say what a wonderful pen!
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