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As The Bell Clinks

Rating: 2.7

As I left the Halls at Lumley, rose the vision of a comely
Maid last season worshipped dumbly, watched with fervor from afar;
And I wondered idly, blindly, if the maid would greet me kindly.
That was all -- the rest was settled by the clinking tonga-bar.
Yea, my life and hers were coupled by the tonga coupling-bar.

For my misty meditation, at the second changin-station,
Suffered sudden dislocation, fled before the tuneless jar
Of a Wagner obbligato, scherzo, doublehand staccato,
Played on either pony's saddle by the clacking tonga-bar --

Played with human speech, I fancied, by the jigging, jolting bar.
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Leloudia Migdali 07 March 2016

Another wonderful poem!

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M Asim Nehal 07 March 2016

Excellent

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Dean Meredith 07 March 2016

At first I thought fine satire or parody of Poe's 'The Raven', however... it lacks so much the surreal thing has. Good effort though.

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Edward Kofi Louis 07 March 2016

Heart of putty! Never won fair lady. Thanks for sharing.

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Kim Barney 07 March 2016

This has an enchanting rhythm similar to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'. The story it tells is also enchanting. It is much better than the 5.4 rating given by the 52 voters so far.

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Brian Jani 28 April 2014

You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours

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