Sinfonia # 1

By NeroMatches

And the angel said to the poet:

“They’ll love you not for who you are
They’ll love you for your art,

They need only the things you say
They will never need your heart;

Aye, dear poet, your life’s but
A wretched work of woe

They’ll love you only when you’re dead,
Or when you’re dying from all their sorrow.”

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© 2006 NeroMatches
Published on Monday, August 7, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Monday, March 28, 2016, carlosjackal (2567)By person wrote:

    Still a great piece and well deserved entry for POTD.

  • Mars On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, Mars (329)By person wrote:

    beautiful. -mars Scholar

  • A former member wrote: yes yes heck yes; classic.. . timeless. . .and so inherently sadly purely voiced. .. Scholar

  • zanewill On Sunday, February 18, 2007, zanewill (84)By person wrote:

    so true!!! great write... i love 2 write about the fucked-up poets plight!!

  • carlosjackal On Monday, December 18, 2006, carlosjackal (2567)By person wrote:

    9 glorious lines, a simple concept so perfectly executed. Fuck it..I'm going to have to fave your profile, I've resisted long enough..

  • A former member wrote: Genuine, a rarity to be sure. Beautiful, in all of its sorrowful complexions of the truth.

  • Alanarchy On Tuesday, August 8, 2006, Alanarchy (1223)By person wrote:

    "And the angel said to the poet" a simple way to start a poem, but for me, it gave a setting, characters, beautiful landscapes. Write on.

  • A former member wrote: so beautiful and immaculate.. I love this.

  • Mari On Monday, August 7, 2006, Mari (426)By person wrote:


  • A former member wrote: the brutal truth of the way things are.

  • Cattarax On Monday, August 7, 2006, Cattarax (227)By person wrote:

    ... So shockingly true ... and honestly amazing

  • Anth On Monday, August 7, 2006, Anth (1134)By person wrote:

    i dont need to comment really, the flawlessness of this needs no praise such is its apparent beauty, all i should say is thank you.

  • A former member wrote: I second that!

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