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The raven beauty which this great tale doth recall,
Fair-cheeked Medusa, whose light had shone on all,
Far and wide; Athena’s maid was she, of night kiss’d
Hair, blood lipp’d, snow skinn’d; never lovers miss’d
Her innocent smile, her legs such as those of deer,
Her emerald, glittering eyes drew many near.
In Minos’ Crete, in Pylos town, young Medusa
Tended the high goddess of war, great Athena,
Her statue, with proud leonine mane unfurl’d
On a rampant horse stood, proud queen, and saw, and heard
Her priestess’ chaste devotion, her pure love.
But, one bleak and steeled eve, the sea god look’d
At one full glance, his ragged blue beard wildly shak’d
Gaz’d in the crystal, shining mirror on his wall,
And perceiv’d (he thought) the fairest of them all.
He conspir’d to make much of her, his fier’d blood
Was riled, his eyes were maelstroms, he had thus spied love!
His teeth like the Sickle his father Kro
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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