Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)
Imitating Past Master Poets
i could have written
a Shakespearian sonnet
or Italian Petrarchan?
if i did they do not now exist?
but this form it has been done
names were original masters?
in forms long past?
extraordinary was commonplace fast rendered
excellent sophisticated refined became antiquated
exotic superior reduced to copy rut stereotyped
their styles once exceptional original?
unique fresh amazing rare revelations?
became pen copied hackneyed verses?
it does not define any spirit of internet age?
i deliberately avoided past esteemed styles?
easy to be a copyist harder to eureka create?
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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
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