Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 44,020 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Tears For Gerald - Poem by Douglas Scotney

'Tears make pity thrive, '
I thought,
as I sought a name
for my
latest fertiliser.

'But what would Shakespeare have said? '

I read a play
(actually more than a few)
and out of The Winter's Tale,
by, ha! , Hermione,
came VAIN DEW.

Topic(s) of this poem: drama, horses, name

Poet's Notes about The Poem

for Gerald Murnane, author of 'Something for the Pain'.

Hermione pronounced Her-my-o-knee

II.i 109-110.'the want of which vain dew
Perchance shall dry your pities'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

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