Gillian.E. Shaw


X - Vis-À-Vis (Face To Face) - Poem by Gillian.E. Shaw

Suddenly, through a veil of tears I saw the knave.
Wearing guilt across a blighted face:
Like the ambitious wife hiding wrong and blood;
vile stubborn stain, longing to vanish.
Vainglorious conquests! Viewed from here; assonine
exploits with multiple illusions.
A magician with a box of tricks opening
up on the darkest day; winding down
to deeper proceedings. Charmed, stinking essence;
transparent, I saw the knave; hidden.


Comments about X - Vis-À-Vis (Face To Face) by Gillian.E. Shaw

  • (12/1/2007 3:52:00 PM)

    I feel the thrust of your passion. Such strong feelings. I agree - senseless, vainglorious. I won't ask why because I can't give an answer. (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/13/2006 3:44:00 PM)

    GILLIAN...I ENJOYED THIS ONE WITH GREAT INTRIGUE...YOUR IMAGERY IS
    DELIVERED WITH SUCH VERVE...SOLID KO CLOSE, & WORTHY OF A (10)
    RATING...STRONG PENNING!

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''~FJ. R.~''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • (6/28/2005 7:34:00 PM)

    I really liked this one...from the first line to the last....Very good... (Report)Reply

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  • (6/20/2005 9:37:00 AM)

    Very interesting, Gillian. You put us right in Queen Elizabeth's court...a place I 'visited' many times in college many years ago. You captured the feel of this 17th century place.

    Raynette
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 13, 2010


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