Because I love the Universe.
Just a little poem for y’all – sorry it’s been so long!
This one may take a bit of explaining. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Wrote a poem, ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.’ (O.B.E.V. 131)
This poem was answered by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) with, ‘Her Reply.’ (O.B.E.V. 132) However, C. Day Lewis (1904-1972) Wrote, ‘Come, Live with Me and Be My Love.’ From, Collected Poems 1954, Hogarth Press & Jonathan Cape Ltd. An obvious parody of Marlowe’s Poem above.(Which, of course, Sir Walter Raleigh could not reply to) Clear so far? Well here is my, ‘Her Reply.’
In obvious parody of Raleigh above but in answer to Day Lewis’s, ‘Come, Live…’
Try not to worry to much about the old man with a scythe, worry about this instead.
I haven’t posted anything in a long time so I thought I’d start a weekly posting regimen with a poem I wrote quite recently about emotional and financial hardship. In times of difficulty it is important that we retain a sense of solidarity, and this poem is about encouraging that. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts/ readings of the poem.
Until next time,
I was inspired to write this in honour of St Valentine’s Day and what it means to married people like me