Adam Lindsay Gordon

(19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870 / Azores)

Borrow'D Plumes - Poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon

[A Preface and a Piracy]


OF borrow’d plumes I take the sin,
My extracts will apply
To some few silly songs which in
These pages scatter’d lie.

The words are Edgar Allan Poe’s,
As any man may see,
But what a Poe-t wrote in prose,
Shall make blank verse for me.

Comments about Borrow'D Plumes by Adam Lindsay Gordon

  • Tom Allport (3/16/2017 7:18:00 AM)

    a clever poem of stolen words? (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/16/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Prose! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/16/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    Excellent description of poetry & prose vis-a-vis the writings of Edgar Ellen Poe. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/16/2017 2:07:00 AM)

    Words.... thanks for sharing...... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 26, 2010

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