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Sorry I didn't post prompts last week, I was out of town.

Word: education
Theme: suppression of emotions
Theme: ravages of war
Poem:  "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raliegh*

*angevin2 was so kind as to tell me ^_^

If all the world and lovers were young,
and truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and be thy love.
Time drives the flocks from field to fold,
When rivers rage and rocks grow cold;
And Philomel becometh dumb;
The rest complain of cares to come."
The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
to wayward winter reckoning yields;
a honey tongue, a heart of gall,
is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall."
Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy bed of roses,
thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies,
in folly ripe, in reason rotten.
Thy belt of straw and ivy buds,
Thy coral clasps and amber studs,
All these in me no means can move
To come to thee and be thy love.
But could youth last and love still breed,
Had joys no date nor age no need,
Then these delights my mind might move
To live with thee and be thy love.

NOTE:
If you want to write something from a previous prompt go right ahead! It doesn't have to be from this weeks prompts.

Comments

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angevin2
Feb. 24th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
The name of the poem is "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd." :)
life_of_amesu
Feb. 24th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
*bows* thank you
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