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Robert J. Lindley, 10-28-2019
Rhyme, ( Tragedy of the death of a young genius and truly brilliant poet )
John Keats, Born: October 31, 1795, Moorgate, City of London, United Kingdom
Died: February 23, 1821, Rome, Italy

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John Keats Biography
Poet (1795–1821)
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Thy Wondrous Life Was As A Butterfly's Brief Stay,
Poets Tribute Series, third poet,  John Keats 

Poet, where flows tears for thy premature demise
tragic death of thy soft heart, body, gifted soul
majestic verses from a poet truly wise
poems of deep splendor, thy words did so extol. 

Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay.
And in thy heart, triumphant was thy sweet word play.

Poet, can praise seep into thy slumbering grave
or upon hearing such voice, does thee seek to rise
and in true caring, thy words again hope to save
by talented hand, let pen scribble out surprise.

Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay.
And in thy heart, triumphant was thy sweet word play.

Poet, does moon's light cast shine into thy abode
as blowing sands of time, thy rest slow ticks away
can spirit, with honor, thy sad story be told
of poet, that Fate's hand, forced thy dear Life thee pay. 

Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay.
And in thy heart, triumphant was thy sweet word play.

Poet, not enough we admire from distant time
magnificence of thy genius in golden verse
thy heart once beat in verses heavenly sublime
before death delivered its dark and early curse.

Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay.
And in thy heart, triumphant was thy sweet word play.

Robert J. Lindley, 10-28-2019
Rhyme, ( Tragedy of the death of a young genius and truly brilliant poet )

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Date: 11/12/2019 1:07:00 PM
"Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay." I love this metaphor. Well penned read.
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Date: 11/6/2019 12:55:00 PM
Keats is a very popular poet among Russian translators, and his "La belle dame sans merci" is included in all poetic anthologies. I love this dame too) Wondrously penned, Robert. Your series of poetic tributes is great.
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Date: 11/5/2019 7:18:00 AM
Iove John Keats..and this tribute do him honour.Fantastic Robert.
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Date: 11/1/2019 11:45:00 AM
Hi Robert, this is another wonderful tribute write, to Keats. Once more your excellent words sing in praise of a master poet. You have such a wonderful way with words and rhyme. Your work always has deep heart and beauty within the lines. I know, this must take a lot out of you Robert but it is much appreciated. Your tributes are excellent writes in their own right. Your tribute does touch the soul Robert. Have a wonderful Friday. Your friend always....Mike. A Fave
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Date: 10/31/2019 2:11:00 PM
Robert, beautiful poetry !
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Date: 10/30/2019 10:59:00 PM
"Thy wondrous Life was as a butterfly's brief stay" So true. Even though moments fade away- beauty remains. Within words left behind. The heart of a Poet. You have created another Masterpiece, my dear friend. ~ Brandy
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Date: 10/30/2019 7:54:00 PM
What a lovely idea you have embraced in writing tributes to the greats! I really enjoyed this piece, Robert, especially the second stanza: "Poet, can praise seep into thy slumbering grave or upon hearing such voice, does thee seek to rise..."
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Date: 10/30/2019 7:13:00 PM
Magnificent as ever Robert
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Date: 10/30/2019 6:08:00 PM
"Bright Star, would I were steadfast as thou art - not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching with eternal lids apart...."Lindley, this is truly one of the most beautiful poems I have had the pleasure to read in this place. You are the Bright Star. I think Keats is not rolling over in his grave with praise, I think he's simmering with envy and love. Leanne
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Date: 10/30/2019 5:46:00 PM
Mr. Keats is rolling over in his grave with praise...you did him justice, my friend...great read once again...your magnificent talent never stops...one day someone will be writing about you, Mr. Lindley...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 10/30/2019 2:20:00 PM
The meter to your poetry is very good, which means the rhyme and flow is excellent..
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Date: 10/30/2019 5:15:00 PM
Than you my friend. I write as my muse advises me- that is when she gives me her time. Meter to me is less important than message, heart, soul and rhyme in rhyming poetry, but always very nice to have in addition to. Perfect form is emphasized too much in modern poetry IMHO. A poet should write as Heart and Soul dictates -- perfect form be damned.
Date: 10/30/2019 1:44:00 PM
Heelo Robert....how masterful you are with your pen! ~ your butterfly's brief stay~ Simply beyond beauty.)) A FAVE! Panagiota xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/30/2019 5:11:00 PM
Thank you my friend. As mortals all our stays are brief--yet some far more brief than others. One can only imagine what fantastic poetry Keats would have continued gifting this sad dark world, a crying pity that Death's hand denied us that magnificent bounty..
Date: 10/30/2019 1:03:00 PM
I enjoyed this. It makes one think. I would love to talk to a poet from the past. Ask them about their life, writing and the world they were living in.......
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/30/2019 5:09:00 PM
Thank you my friend. As would I. My first choices would be 1. Poe, then Keats, then Byron, then Emily Dickinson....
Date: 10/30/2019 1:50:00 AM
Robert as always your pen astounds my senses! Love this!;)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/30/2019 11:02:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Very pleased you found such favor with this piece...
Date: 10/29/2019 6:22:00 AM
Lovely tribute to the POET...Gone but always Remembered...
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Date: 10/30/2019 11:01:00 AM
Thank you my friend, by any fair judgment John Keats is in the hall of the truly great , legendary poets of old.