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By Eve'Ry Sweet Tradition Of True Hearts

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By ev'ry sweet tradition of true hearts,
Graven by Time, in love with his own lore;
By all old martyrdoms and antique smarts,
Wherein Love died to be alive the more;
Yea, by the sad impression on the shore,
Left by the drown'd Leander, to endear
That coast for ever, where the billow's roar
Moaneth for pity in the Poet's ear;
By Hero's faith, and the foreboding tear
That quench'd her brand's last twinkle in its fall;

By Sappho's leap, and the low rustling fear
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Loyd C Taylor Sr 11 November 2020

Hi there poet, I enjoyed your searching poem. Loyd, the simple poet.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 November 2020

Wonderful sweet traditions of true hearts and love. A well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 11 November 2020

That coast for ever, where the billow's roar Moaneth for pity in the Poet's ear; By Hero's faith, and the foreboding tear /// by the heroic faith of inner self the world can be conquered /// great poem penned

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Khairul Ahsan 11 November 2020

'Moaneth for pity in the Poet's ear; ' - loved this line. Beautiful! Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Poem of the Day'.

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John S 11 November 2020

Leander, in Greek mythology, would swim across a sea every night to be with his lover Hero. Hero would light a lamp at the top of a tower to guide Leander. One stormy night Leander drowned and Hero, in despair, threw herself from the tower. I like the personification of the ocean; the billows and the coast, the loud waves moaneth for the lost lovers.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 November 2020

Hero's faith! ! ! ! Traditions and cultures. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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