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    dots Submission Name: Dignity or Despairdots

    Author: CaramelCandy
    ASL Info:    37 Female NYC
    Elite Ratio:    6.07 - 118/144/57
    Words: 103
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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       Author's Comments:
    "History inevitably repeats, but it's in our power to change the course of it! "

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    dotsDignity or Despairdots

    To the Art of Writing

    Is it not the Shakespearean theme?
    We plagiarize his feather ink pen
    Of sour emotions twisted in play;
    Quarrels of love devoured by treason.

    'Tis brothers rivaling for greed.
    Castle 'gainst castle; King versus king.
    Where lies honour; forgiveness or sin?
    "Romeo and Juliet" a paradoxical causatum.

    Othello, Ophelia, the Queen betrayed;
    "An act of dignity or despair?"
    Hear, his merciless feather ink pen!
    Bow in awe; stand up and applaud!

    Shall we imitate such overplayed truism?
    Scour in verbiage....
    Lest we are...
    Haunted and plagued!

    Saby J.R., All Rights Reserved

    Submitted on 2005-12-18 22:33:04     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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    ||| Comments |||
      This was lovely!
    I liked the topic of this poem...Shakespere(forgive me if I spelled that name wrong..)
    I really liked the stanza..
    ''Tis brothers rivaling for greed.
    Castle 'gainst castle; King versus king.
    Where lies honour; forgiveness or sin?
    "Romeo and Juliet" a paradoxical causatum'
    'Twas pretty...
    Very good job on this poem.
    | Posted on 2005-12-28 00:00:00 | by jessie thomas | [ Reply to This ]
      This is an especially enticing write because of the topic of discussion here. I guess you're supposing that Shakespeare said it all, and that there's nothing new under the sun. Further, i think you imply that to plagiarize him would lead us to be cursed.

    Nice topic for a write. Heck you were so close to making it a sonnet also. His sonnets are among the finest examples of high-style poetics ever to have been written if you ask me. Sort of like going to see Pink Floyd in concert...you know right away that nothing else you will ever see will top it...and so it inhabits a category of its own.

    I still hold to the hope that 'pretty girls and death' will make a come back in poetry though. I mean i've written a few, but i can't do it alone you know.

    interesting read,
    see you around,
    | Posted on 2005-12-19 00:00:00 | by twacky | [ Reply to This ]
      brilliant. what can i say that has not been said better by my betters? a well versed write, using shakespeare's own meter for most of this as well.

    maybe we needn't imitate, simply are destined to find that in seeking perfection we are doomed to imitate. (shrug)

    if that makes any sense at all.

    "pride is that within us no man can degrade"
    you have earned pride.

    | Posted on 2005-12-19 00:00:00 | by AptPupilofLife2 | [ Reply to This ]
      It is difficult to be unique in a world that's accustomed to borrowing from great masters in the same manner grave robbers 'borrow' human organs from the deceased. You've obviously chosen to honor a gifted writer by declaring that merely copying a style would be dishonorable; true genius lies in inventing fresh metaphors and finding our own voice to express that language. Well done young lady, my best to you. Bill.
    | Posted on 2005-12-19 00:00:00 | by rws | [ Reply to This ]
      I think this is a wonderful work, and well deserved praise from Clyde. You have done a lovely job with this. And again in agreement with Clyde his puppets are here and just as real as they were in Shakespeare's day. As far as his truisms being overplayed, what is life but a replay of history? Kudos.

    | Posted on 2005-12-19 00:00:00 | by Angelfire226 | [ Reply to This ]
      Well done young student of a great master.
    Shakespeare has never been praised with such
    detail and passion. He would doff his cap to thee young lady with a golden pen.
    You have used his own puppets to honor his trade. Puppets within his plays.
    I am sure we can find an Othello, Romeo and juliet or maybe a Hammlet .
    They are here and just as real as they were depictedwithin his writes.

    Great job here Saby

    Respect and admiration

    | Posted on 2005-12-18 00:00:00 | by Wisdom Seeker | [ Reply to This ]

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