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Feet of Clay

Post by poeticpiers reborn » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:53 pm

Feet of clay.

Byronic sonnet.

Lord Byron loved the ladies well.
Too many and too frequently.
A somewhat chequered history.
According to the tales they tell.
Aristocratic ladies fell
so easily beneath his spell.
Surrendered their virginity.
Their curiosity to quell.
A serial philanderer.
He pursued many love affairs.
A faithless selfish wanderer.
It seems to day nobody cares.
Because the public much prefer
To ignore truths too hard to bear.

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Re: Feet of Clay

Post by nekot » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:54 am

This one gave me a chuckle. Yet, it is so very true...
"...Because the public much prefer
To ignore truths too hard to bear."

I tend to lean that way too...not as public, but as wanting to believe that goodness abides in people's hearts. It is a hard lesson to learn sometimes...about the evil that is cloaked in so-called charity.

I've read similar (to what you write about Byron) regarding Picasso. :no:
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Re: Feet of Clay

Post by bags123 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:00 am

All great artists enjoy a "Joie de Vivre", that most find difficult to appreciate. Lord Byron,....was one of those,...and a great poet.
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Re: Feet of Clay

Post by poeticpiers reborn » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:09 pm

Jimmy Savile may be a case in point. The good a man does dies with him but his evil deeds live on

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Re: Feet of Clay

Post by FirestoneFeinberg » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:17 am

Apparently he went a-roving; fine reading this is.
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