Imitation Of The Olden Poets

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Time is a taper waning fast!
Use it, man, well whilst it doth last:
Lest burning downwards it consume away,
Before thou hast commenced the labour of the day.

Time is a pardon of a goodly soil!
Plenty shall crown thine honest toil:
But if uncultivated, rankest weeds
Shall choke the efforts of the rising seeds.

Time is a leasehold of uncertain date!
Granted to thee by everlasting fate.
Neglect not thou, ere thy short term expire,
To save thy soul from ever-burning fire.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 07 February 2016

I really liked this one- it was literature not idle buffoonery. Life is getting shorter and I prefer to spend it with poems that have meat to them instead of idle silliness.

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M Asim Nehal 07 February 2016

What a good poem, I enjoyed it..

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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 February 2016

Amazing poem with awesome qualities of time incorporated in it. A superb imitation.Thanks for sharing.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 February 2016

Amazing poem with awesome qualities of time incorporated in it. Thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 07 February 2016

To many readers of English poetry, the name of Edward Lear is synonymous of Limerick form. Thoughts expressed here about time are worthy of a closer look and a deeper study. Thanks.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 July 2019

Rising seeds of love and life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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jesusmike 26 July 2019

Where she her hostage spouse doth espy. Mine being gone, I have a dismal existence, I have an adoring friend, yet appear to be no spouse; Be that as it may, to top it all off, to him can't direct my course, lovely sonnet. http: //www.4cashpath.com/

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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 July 2019

A well crafted poem by Edward Lear...

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 July 2019

" Time is a leasehold of uncertain date Granted to thee by everlasting fate" Amazing truth presented in a fabulous manner by the great soul. Worthy of classic poem of the Day.

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Aniruddha Pathak 26 July 2019

Time is a pardon of a goodly soil! Plenty shall crown thine honest toil: But if uncultivated, rankest weeds Shall choke the efforts of the rising seeds... A lovely piece on time in a true classical style.

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