Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

A Poem by David Lewis Paget
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My reaction to a television interview..

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I did but see you once, and that

Upon some distant screen,
You spoke of life and love, and death,
And wickedness, supreme;
Your eyes reflected truth and pain,
Of life's relentless round,
Where happiness is one brief glimpse
Before death puts us down.
 
You spoke of your dear daughter
How she passed within your arms,
How sudden stillness stayed your grief
And soothed your vague alarms,
You fear not death, nor even life
You said, and won my heart,
For such as you inspire the few
Too timid to depart.
 
Your face reflects the aura
That we see in ancient saints,
Like Joan of Arc, you fight each cause,
Ignore mankind's restraints,
The lessons of your life have left
A glow within your mind,
Of fire and ice, behind the eyes
Of troubled womankind.

 

David Lewis Paget

© 2012 David Lewis Paget


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Your grammar and ability to write melodically with rhyme not over-powering your work deserves
the highest praise. I see you have been writing ten times longer than I have and my amature
opinion may be like that of a piano pupil criticizing Chopin's work....but "wickedness, supreme"
stood out for me - it read a bit like forced rhyme and meter right there and nowhere else, but
because it came so early in the poem - I was half expecting more like it and found myself looking for it...
bracing myself...but never heard anymore when I read aloud. It may be that the word supreme is seldom
used in America unless we are ordering a Supreme pizza from pizzahut or listening to Diana Ross and her sidekicks. I don't know exactly why it made me stub my bare toe when I was walking through your work,
but alas it did -and so, I tell you all about it - knowing I should be bat away like a pesky gnat for saying so - what do I know, anyway?

You did inspire me to look this woman up - I've never heard of her - I've much to learn - and if a poem can inspire a woman to read and discover a new role-model with strength and talent - then it is a powerful poem indeed.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A great tribute to this woman... wjo I am off to read more about...

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

that was very powerful.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your grammar and ability to write melodically with rhyme not over-powering your work deserves
the highest praise. I see you have been writing ten times longer than I have and my amature
opinion may be like that of a piano pupil criticizing Chopin's work....but "wickedness, supreme"
stood out for me - it read a bit like forced rhyme and meter right there and nowhere else, but
because it came so early in the poem - I was half expecting more like it and found myself looking for it...
bracing myself...but never heard anymore when I read aloud. It may be that the word supreme is seldom
used in America unless we are ordering a Supreme pizza from pizzahut or listening to Diana Ross and her sidekicks. I don't know exactly why it made me stub my bare toe when I was walking through your work,
but alas it did -and so, I tell you all about it - knowing I should be bat away like a pesky gnat for saying so - what do I know, anyway?

You did inspire me to look this woman up - I've never heard of her - I've much to learn - and if a poem can inspire a woman to read and discover a new role-model with strength and talent - then it is a powerful poem indeed.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful! I'm not very good at this reviewing thing, but I really enjoyed reading this.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David you are a true poet. You are a master at what you do. You have the rare quality which is able to penetrate into modes of thought not our own and to transcribe the spirit of another person, or even another age. You are brilliant.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sir, you do love the language...who am I to review you? Masterfully written. Emotion conveyed and the reader comes away with your words hanging in a balance. Any writer on this site or anywhere else for that matter would do well to study your work. Thank you,
Todd

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Man, you always have the coolest stuff. Well done. Love your use of rhymes. So many people use the mundane rhymes when writing. You always seem to aspire beyond that. Kudos.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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