Posts Tagged ‘died’

While in the clasp of deadly asp,
Fair Cleopatra said,
“I do admire its pretty head”,
And with those words fell dead.


Joyce Carol Oates lamented that only the puritanical and punitive was heard about ISIS and then asked, “Is there nothing celebratory and joyous?” 



© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.



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Having been tenant long to a rich lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th’ old. 

In heaven at his manor I him sought:
They told me there that he was lately gone
About some land which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession. 

I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts –
In cities, theaters, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth 

Of thieves and murders; there I him espied,
Who straight, “Your suit is granted,” said, and died.



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