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Shakespeare's Bar Fly

Shakespeare's Bar Fly

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

Sweetened and tuned

by silvered honey glint

of such tender eye,

by well-meaning scorn

and bitterest herb,

you gall

the unknowing--

the least desirous of us.

Hold fast to your deceit

and play that card again

in a blue smoke bar,

when humor deserts

and the line of truth

is drawn in the sand

by the angel who saves.

It won’t be today

my friend

no, not today.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

© 2012 Audrey Howitt

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A lyrically lovely, decidedly justified declaration.
Great title; better poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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. what a fascinating piece of writing, dear audrey ... "deceit" is one of those haunting and intriguing subjects that's always tough to handle ... but you do a more than fine job of it ... i loved the tone of your narration ... i loved the presence of "the angel who saves" ... also, "well-meaning scorn" and "bitterest herb" are superb expressions ...

Posted 9 Years Ago

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unique and original..brought a smile to my face..and the eye catching!

Posted 9 Years Ago

The title...CLEVER! Original in subject matter. Fun to read. I have nothing negative to say. Just keep on penning. :)


Posted 9 Years Ago

Actually enjoyed the peace that this held, nicely scribed Audrey

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a touch of sweet sad words sweet accompanied by gentle music, maybe flute or lyre .. yet has that significant up to date-ness of a visitor about to come but late .. thank goodness!

Your writing is always of a style and deftly put, tis clear yet beautiful, traditional yet casual .. in fact, tis wonderful!

So good to see you!

Posted 9 Years Ago

nice to e-see you here...been awhile...your poem is a sturdy stack of words for sure...perhaps this be one of those 'not todays' that never comes

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on March 3, 2012
Last Updated on March 3, 2012


Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA

I am so happy to be writing! I was an attorney in my previous incarnation. These days, I teach voice mostly, write some and do a little psychotherapy. It seems like a good combination for me. I h.. more..


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