Have you ever read one or two classic poems,
way back when you were YOUNG?
And now, maybe remember a title or two -
and maybe a famous line or two?
If this offering causes just one person
to go back in time, by re-reading
one poem mentioned herein -
then I shall have succeeded.
THIS - IS MY QUEST!
A MELDED MEDLEY
© 4/08 - Tom Hyland
There Is No Frigate Like a Book -
Nor no Jet-plane like the Internet.
I Think That I Shall Never See -
Such Freedom for You and Me - No Sweat!
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning -
A Soldier’s Sad Lament -
The Twa Corbies -
Two Blackbirds Heaven-Sent!
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere -
Warning American Patriots -
Of the Covert Approach of -
Those Dreadful Red-Coat Clots!
To His Coy Mistress -
Andrew Marvell’s Repertoire -
A Fantasy in the Making,
Like Preaching to the Choir!
The Charge of The Light Brigade -
Soldiers used as Cannon Fodder,
Bloody Brits - Remiss of Wits -
Lead by a Rotten Rotter!
How Do I Love Thee?
Let’s take a Look-See -
Count the Ways and Lays,
As We Sip a Cup of Tea!
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary -
The Story of The Raven -
Penned by Edgar Allen Poe,
At Suspense - He was a Maven!
A Christmas Carol -
Story of Ebenezer Scrooge -
But Unlike him, Little Tiny Tim,
Would Not be his Stooge!
Hickory - Dickory - Dock -
The Mouse who Mocked the Clock -
But at the Stroke of One,
The Clock Was the One who Won!
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock -
Thomas Steams Eliot - the Poet -
Rambles on, and on, and On -
I Think, the Point - he did Blow It!
The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner -
Killer of The Albatross,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Of Length - He Was The Boss!
Water, Water, Everywhere -
Nor Any Drop To Drink -
Is Contained Within That Above,
An Epic to Make you Think!
So There You Have Them!
A Dozen Poems of Renown -
Plus One Fairy-Tale - A Melded Medley -
PERUSE - Then Lose That Frown!
The Old Man And The Sea -
An Exception to All Above - It’s a Novella!
Santiago’s Creator - Hemingway -
A Pulitzer-Winning Fella!
I Just Threw This In -
Because It Is a Treasure -
Should You Enjoy -
T’would Be - My Pleasure!
© - T.K.HYLAND - 04-08
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|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|I'm reading Dantes The Inferno right now. Loving it. Love your Medley, too. Great write. Liz|
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Oh my,very cute indeed sweetie,stay safe and well,and off course stay NAUGHTY LOL...Hugssssssssssss the TK|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Thanks for the tour (!) and laughs. Hope you'll do another as Jinks says.|
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Four are on my all-time favorite list: The Raven, How Do I Love Thee, Trees, and Rhyme of...
Three I don't remember reading or hearing of: Valediction..., To Coy Mistress, or Love Song of J.A.P.
'Bout 50 years ago I invested in (read that paid out on "time") The Harvard Classics - set of 20 books of poets and their works. Put the to good reading over the years.
Tom, you must do the Melded Medley again soon; well done, and very interesting!
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Very adorable photograph! What a wonderful walk back in time you have brought back into the present....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|First, I love the picture. Second, I still read The Raven, a Christmas Carol, and The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner at least once a year - truly classics, indeed! And The Old Man and The Sea ain't too shabby either.|
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|Really great writes.Enjoyed|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Ummmhummm...too much time on your hands again?|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|A couple I do recall, but when I did actually read them, I haven't a clue...thanks anyway, they made me think...ed|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Now this is a challenge, if ever there was - well done, Tom!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.