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I passed the age away where dreams were chained,
With ankles bound I watched love disappear.
Full grief fell hard when passion was restrained,
Hearts cannot be maintained with tape and tears.

I sit, and sift like ash, these souvenirs,
Before a fire that once with brilliance burned.
The debt Iíve still to pay in deep arrears,
A willing price for loneliness unlearned.

Sometimes the ways of fate canít be discerned,
Connections fray, as frail as silken string.
When we are left with all the grief weíve earned
To watch the face of love diminishing.

I reach my hand out, seek restoratives,
Again to wonder if life still forgives.

*enters gently, smiling*

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The following comments are for "Past Due (A Spenserian Verse)"
by ADannon

thank you~
Thank you for reading and for your post. I'm glad you liked it despite the capitalization. It's a good question and something I have always done. I believe it was the way most classical poetry was written. I found an interesting article regarding capitalization practices. Thanks again for reading, your post was appreciated~ *s*

( Posted by: ADannon [Member] On: March 3, 2005 )

Past Due
This is a very nice sonnet. Do you have more bullets to share?


( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: March 3, 2005 )

Thank you~
Thanks for your comment~ *s* No, I don't have anything else.....was prompted to search out the rules for capitalization and just came across this one....thought it interesting~

You were lucky. My mother did the same and instilled a love of the way words flow at a very early age. She will be 85 this year and we still read to each other on occasion~ *s*

( Posted by: ADannon [Member] On: March 9, 2005 )

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