Shaun Cronick

Promising Poets

It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times.

It was the age of wisdom,
It was the age of foolishness.

It was the epoch of belief,
It was the epoch of incredulity.

It was the era of hope,
It was the era of despair.

It was the period of rationality,
It was the period of lunacy.

It was the Winter of obtuse critics,
Short lived by the Spring of promising poets.

Topic(s) of this poem: morality, poets

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Dedicated to Charles Dickens.

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Comments about Promising Poets by Shaun Cronick

  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (11/24/2020 1:51:00 AM)

    Great take on the opening lines of Dickens' ' A Tale of Two Cities' Shaun The last lines of your poems are brilliant! It's definitely a striking seasonal metaphors inspired five from me,

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  • Thomas CostonThomas Coston (11/22/2020 5:41:00 AM)

    I read this more than a couple of times. I believe you captured our absurd zeitgeist. Thanks for the fav.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/22/2020 5:09:00 AM)

    It was the Winter of obtuse critics,
    Short lived by the Spring of promising poets/// excellent poem penned on the promising poets and excellent dedication also

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