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Homage To A Princess
by Patrick P Stafford   

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Poetry

Publisher:  Pending republishing ISBN-10:  1591296382 Type: 
Pages: 

86

Copyright:  Sep 19, 2002
Non-Fiction

Patrick P. Stafford's emotionally-charged poetic tribute to Princess Diana, HOMAGE TO A PRINCESS, previously published in trade paperback, is now undergoing reconsideration by several book publishers. And it is anticipated that this wonderful tome will soon find a new home!

The only complete poetic tribute of its kind, HOMAGE TO A PRINCESS is being widely distributed across the nation, and it is hoped that admirers of Princess Diana and lovers of poetry everywhere will order a copy of this beautifully-written book of 50 poems that commemorates and eulogizes the life and death of Diana Spencer.


While perfection is an illusion and every icon must have its critics and detractors, the literary goal herein is not to study and personify one's saintly failings nor to arouse controversy and insight into the lesser side of a martyr's character to achieve a lurid or sensational interest in the life and times of a famous princess.



These are fifty tone poems, each a rhapsodic song or a brief, symphonic movement--in major chords--encapsulating a sentiment, an event, a salient moment or experience, and often times the partial ambience or distinct consciousness of millions who weighed, felt and suffered the sudden loss of someone most likely too rare and good for this world.



And there is something to be said for the potency of repetition and appliance of loquacity. To be thorough and incisive, to leave no stone unturned, no attribute unexplored, no idea unexpressed--fulfills a cathartic need that is so ultimate and powerful we cannot force it from our hearts nor feel satiated in the mere confines of memory. An eulogy may serve to drench our souls in remembrance and bring closure to our deepest griefs. But a tribute must appease our most inconsolable urgency to memorialize for all time the symbol of our highest esteem...and, at least in our minds, to comfort the recipient with irrepressible love.


Excerpt

What lives

as a princess,

lives to be loved just once.

And where love can never find her,

death does.



Professional Reviews

Beautiful poetry! from Elsan in Oregon
This poetry reminds me of Robert Frost and Sara Teasedale. Some of it is
very lyrical, other poems are almost epic. But all of it very beautiful. Diana
would be proud, I think.


Worthy of a princess! from Eric
Beautiful poetry, classically written and in a style that's both
traditional and new. Some of the poems I could read over a hundred times
and wish Diana's friends and relatives could too. I would say that this
is loveliest tribute ever given the Princess.



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