Author: German (81.198.70.---)
Date: 02-04-06 14:03
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The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T. S. EliotNo, this trick won\'t work...How on earth are you ever going to explain
in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as
first love? --Albert Einstein
Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we\'re in.
Who will believe my verse in time to come,
If it were fill\'d with your most high deserts?
Though yet heaven knows it is but as a tomb
Which hides your life, and shows not half your parts.
If I could write the beauty of your eyes,
And in fresh numbers number all your graces,
The age to come would say \'This poet lies;
Such heavenly touches ne\'er touch\'d earthly faces.\'
So should my papers, yellow\'d with their age,
Be scorn\'d, like old men of less truth than tongue,
And your true rights be term\'d a poet\'s rage
And stretched metre of an antique song:
But were some child of yours alive that time,
You should live twice,--in it, and in my rhyme.