[Milton-L] Miltonic Birth Sonnet

Horace Jeffery Hodges horacejeffery at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 17:29:16 EDT 2013


Nice poem. Just one query, perhaps nitpicky, on this:

"As the shadows of Kings eclipse the Sun?"

Does a shadow eclipse the sun? Or the body casting the shadow?

Jeffery








On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 4:16 AM, Kemmer Anderson <kanderso at mccallie.org>wrote:

> *Kate Weight*
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> Journalists gather in flock for a sight
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> Of the Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Kate,
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> And Prince William, and the continued state
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> Of monarchy to shine from a star Light.
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> Oracle or constellation will write
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> The rhymes of Dryden singing out the fate
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> Of England as we in caesura wait
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> For a babe to enter the world tonight,
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> Swaddled in newspaper print, wrapped in praise.
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> But what line would Milton write of this day
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> As the shadows of Kings eclipse the Sun?
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> Enveloped in womb flesh, safe from the maze
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> Of war, greed, and flood, she will learn the way
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> Of hope found on the lost road to the Son.
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> Kemmer Anderson
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