Happy VD
#1
Happy VD

“What fools these Human’s be”
when in love, yes I see,
but, the larger truth,
what greater fools when not,
spirits twisted and souls rot!
How pompous, vain
and condescending;
only through Love’s sufferance
might this wound be mending.
Yet they hide when seeing
healing descending
until by Valentine’s pox laid low
with a shot from Eros’ bow!
Oh, oh, OH!
It is madness, is it not?
It’s been so long that I’d forgot,
I hope it fades away…
Still, only does the grave
fools
from the foolish save!
Still...not all is sadness and sorrow,
for I shall be a grave fool on the morrow,
if I might a line from Mercutio borrow.
Till then, anon,
for I am gone and done,
my bugled sword in baldric hung!


©2011-2021 erthona
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#2
I was with you until "bugled sword".  Can't make heads or tails of that.

And "till then, anon" doesn't seem needed.

Enjoyed the read.

TRQA
"Take what you need and leave the rest"
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#3
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Hi Dale,
nice bit of fun, but I'm with TqB on the 'bugled sword' (of course it might have been bulged, and that ending might be a Blackadder (series 2) joke Smile )

Kept waiting for a 'who gives a Puck' line ... ah well.


(never-ending between Love's and sufferance?


“What fools these Human’s be”
when in love, yes I see,....................................this for yes?
but, (and here's a) the larger truth,
what greater fools when not,


Worth tightening the meter, I think.


Best, Knot


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#4
Thanks guys. I wrote a response, but it got wiped out, so I will come back later and redo it.

Thanks again for giving this a read.

dale
How long after picking up the brush, the first masterpiece?

The goal is not to obfuscate that which is clear, but make clear that which isn't.
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#5
(02-09-2021, 06:11 AM)Erthona Wrote:  Happy VD

“What fools these Human’s be”
when in love, yes I see,
but, the larger truth,
what greater fools when not,
spirits twisted and souls rot!
How pompous, vain
and condescending;
only through Love’s sufferance
might this wound be mending.
Yet they hide when seeing
healing descending
until by Valentine’s pox laid low
with a shot from Eros’ bow!
Oh, oh, OH!
It is madness, is it not?
It’s been so long that I’d forgot,
I hope it fades away…
Still, only does the grave
fools
from the foolish save!
Still...not all is sadness and sorrow,
for I shall be a grave fool on the morrow,
if I might a line from Mercutio borrow.
Till then, anon,
for I am gone and done,
my bugled sword in baldric hung!


©2011-2021 erthona

wouldn't it be spirts twist and souls rot 

or

spirits twisted and souls rotten?
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#6
The title and "Eros bow" were worth the price of admission. 

Sorta fell on your sword there at the end, or maybe I fell on it...

Still, a great, funny take on "love day".

Thanks Dale,
Mark
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#7
Knot and TqB,

"bugled sword in baldric hung", trumpeted penis is sheathed, as happens when one falls in love (See "Much Ado About Nothing...Benedict).
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Thanks Mark
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Welcome back Milo

You're right, it isn't equal on the sides of the "and", but I claim "wordplay" what can I say.

dale
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The goal is not to obfuscate that which is clear, but make clear that which isn't.
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