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The ignominious Anonymous

I chanced upon some splendid lines
That leapt to touch my soul.
As though to say,"This piece defines
And makes your being whole."
I held the work in such regard
I deemed the writer's fame.
But, when I sought to know the bard,
I found no author's claim.

That one should have such power in hand,
With insight, to invade
A reader's psyche, and demand
A search for more be made,
Informs the thoughtful to observe;
The name of one so blest
Is more than worthy to preserve
And stand out from the rest.

The work, enshrined, will captivate.
But, what a heedless shame,
Some scoundrel deigned to duplicate 
Without the author's name.
This affront, to civility,
Decreed that from now on,
The poet's worldly lot : to be
Known only as .  .  . Anon.


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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/24/2004
Funny about that. I had a poem on my front page on my website for months, called "The Man In The Glass" (anonymous), and only recently found out it was written by Dale Wimbrow in 1934 and the right title is "The Guy In The Glass".
Reviewed by William Rowan 2/27/2004
You've said much more than first meets the eye, and with precision. I had just read your "If I were King," and liked it so much I decided to shop around amongst some of your others. Well done.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/31/2003
Yup...hate it when that happens. Love the poem. Has a wonderful rhythm.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/31/2003
I think it's sad! Thank you for expressing it so well!
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 8/31/2003
Yes, I've seen many writes that was just 'passed on' until the names have been left behind. I know that whoever wrote them would have been proud to have their names signed. Great write this one is too! ~SH~

From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

Perhaps "..Quiet Storm" will help rekindle old flames buried and long forgotten or express the love so deeply locked inside of your soul longing to be released. Regardles..  
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