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Pilgrim

Postby Saturn » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:32 am

Pilgrim

A weary pilgrim I came
To your peaceful shrine.
No staff, hood nor close
Tonsured pate nor beads
Could denote the solemnity
Of my visit, but this bowed
Reverent heart kneels still
In contemplation of thy art.

I've seen tombs and gaudy
Mausoleums of wretched
And abominable Kings
That sceptre-struck whole
Countries to waste. I've
Looked on imperial eyes
And seen the icy stare
Of ambition in stone.

Many are the beauties
Of tyranny and show
Yet docility and calm
Are more lovely still.
No prayer can ever call
Back again his shade
From its Roman plot

Yet in the cool grove
Your mansion resides;
A destination in itself
A path on the long trail
For the worshipers' rest:
Your plain white bower
Nestles in the bosom
Of a retreating wood.
___________
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby marwood » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:10 pm

I live in England, and I am ashamed to say have never visited Keats' house :oops:
Something I intend to put to rights very soon!
I would dearly love to go to Rome, as soon as funds allow,
And reading your Poem makes me even more determined.
Thank you for your kind words about my poem the void.
Keep up the fine work and poetry!
Best wishes, Marwood.
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen.
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby Saturn » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:57 pm

Why thank you marwood, you're too kind.

You must go, you really must, it is very much worth visiting.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby keatsclose » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:12 am

Saturn -

I've just come across your poem Pilgrim.
Marvellous. Many thanks.

Are you published anywhere?
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby keatsclose » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:18 am

Saturn -

Does Rome's Keats-Shelley house in Rome have a copy of the poem?
If not, have you considered sending it to the staff there?

It encapsulates so much, and seems a tribute worthy of being displayed there.
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby Saturn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:51 am

Thank you very much for your kind words keatsclose.

I have never been published anywhere, all my poems are to be found posted on here and I would never presume to think any of them of them were worthy enough for publication but I thank you for reading them and your kind comments.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby steffen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:22 pm

Saturn,
How great you are! "Pilgrim" reaches the heights! How well it reflects the reverence and fascination we hold for our much-loved Keats: the Eternal Keats at rest in the Eternal City. You must have sensed, like the Poet, the presence of the Dryads in those "retreating woods".
-Steffen

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Re: Pilgrim

Postby Saturn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:18 pm

Why thank you Steffen, and welcome to the forum, I hope you like it.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Pilgrim

Postby LadyBrawne » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:07 pm

You must get published! these fine works of art must be read by every human heart,
fate in someway has brought me to this site, upon reading two poems,
my dear soul, already feels at home, the beautiful, inspiring poetry that
I have had the pleasure of reading here today, has inspired me, touched
me deeply, knowing romantic poets are still among us...just as I.

Yours Truely,
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