In a rapprochement, Todd seems to be painting himself into a corner by giving Felicity her due while at the same time paying Cynthia some understanding and attention.
Compose yourselves, since hope deferred ne’er flies,
but wings itself aground beneath your view,
beneath the blue of cloudless, artless skies,
where shielded hearts cannot tell false from true .
I turned, no doubt, from love sustained and tried.
I turned away to hold fair beauty’s face.
I turned, and as I turned, my true love died.
Nor spurn I turning to return to trace
the tracks of treasured tears from out her eyes,
the lines of measured cares her visage wears,
or more, the aching want her soul supplies.
If matchless absence still her presence spares,
it is in spite of spite this dare of dares
vaults walls of wrath to reach fairest of fairs.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I love the way you make the words "do your bidding" so seemingly with ease, Roger. Thank you. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|CYNTHIA DOESN'T NEED HIS UNDERSTANDING OR ATTENTION. WHAT CYNTHIA NEEDS IS FOR HIM TO CONVINCE FELICITY THAT HE LOVES HER AND HER ONLY AND DOES NOT WANT CYNTHIA AT ALL. I THINK HE IS PURPOSELY THROWING AN AIR OF DOUBT IN HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH FELICITY BECAUSE HE IS STILL CARRYING A MEASURE OF GUILT ABOUT HOW HE TREATED CYNTHIA. HE IS WRONG TO DO THIS AND HE IS BEING VERY UNFAIR TO FELICITY. IF SHE ONLY KNEW...SHE MIGHT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OTHERS, BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CYNTHIA. I NEVER LIKED FELICITY AND I FEEL SHE IS GETTING WHATEVER SHE DESERVES FROM TODD AND HIS MANIPULATIONS BUT NOW, I REALLY DON'T LIKE TODD. WHY? BECAUSE HE IS THROWING A BAD LIGHT ON CYNTHIA, WHO REALLY DOES NOT WANT HIM AND ISN'T GIVING HIM ANY INCLINATIONS THAT SHE DOES. HE IS SNEAKY AND UNDERHANDED AND NOT TO BE TRUSTED...WHICH REALLY IS WHAT FELICITY DESERVES BUT CYNTHIA DOESN'T. THANKS FOR SHARING...AND I'M ON TO THE NEXT ONE! LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Burning a candle at both ends..
Oh! the danger of this, perhaps?
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
To reach "fairest of fairs"..phenomenal writing.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Hmmmmm ... reestablishing cordial relations is he. "dare of dares" "fairest of fairs" "tracks of treasured tears" "visage wears" "measured cares" ... These are a few of the phrasal accents that delight, Roger. These (IMO) argue, too, someone who sincerely cares about what they do. A soul heedfully sorting through the gorge of windy poetic possibility to find the perfectly colored words to make the body and soul of the piece sparkle. A lesson that everyone should take to heart, and, more importantly, to task. Another finely wrought installment. Peace and continued inspiration ...|