"Swearing great hope, the exiled risk across the globe,
and dream of riches and revenge." -- Spes Fallax -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca or pseudo-Seneca, trans Doyle --
A very cerebral poem which nevertheless has a lot of feeling behind it. The half line sentences concluding the two stanzas sets them off very well. A fine poem.
Dave, thank you for the encouragement. It is a much more refined poem than what I usually write.
When a house near me was sold, the new owners took down the most beautiful Magnolia tree. It must have been there for years, if its size ws anything to go by. Your lines brought it back to life for a moment, in my mind...thank you!
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