[Milton-L] Miltonic Birth Sonnet

Bob Blair bblair48 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 20 22:10:09 EDT 2013


I'm less troubled by cause-effect than by the dactyls.

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On Sat, 7/20/13, Horace Jeffery Hodges <horacejeffery at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Miltonic Birth Sonnet
 To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
 Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 2:29 PM
 
 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
 
  
 
 Journalists
 gather in flock for a sight
 
 Of
 the Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Kate,
 
 And
 Prince William, and the continued
 state
 
 Of
 monarchy to shine from a star Light.
 
 Oracle
 or constellation will write
 
 The
 rhymes of Dryden singing out the fate
 
 Of
 England as we in caesura wait
 
 For
 a babe to enter the world tonight,
 
 Swaddled
 in newspaper print, wrapped in
 praise.
 
  
 
 But
 what line would Milton write of this
 day
 
 As
 the shadows of Kings eclipse the Sun?
 
 Enveloped
 in womb flesh, safe from the maze
 
 Of
 war, greed, and flood, she will learn the
 way
 
 Of
 hope found on the lost road to the
 Son.
 
  
 
 Kemmer
 Anderson
 
 
 
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