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The Poet's Soul

The world is unforgiving,

And life will take its toll.

It's difficult, when living

With a poet's burning soul.

But there's some compensation,

Which flights of fancy bring.

In his own imagination

The poet is the king.

 

Paul F. Cowlan, August 16, 2008

 

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This poem was written for me yesterday by Paul F. Cowlan appearing as Lord Byron at the theatre festival "Sommerwerft" in Frankfurt/Main. "Lord Byron" offered to write poems on the spot for the cost of merely 1 Euro per line. I requested a poem on the theme "The Poet's Soul", and this is what he came up with. I think it's really lovely.

When I asked him, whether it would be OK if I put it here on Flickr, he said, "Yes, sure, as long as you make it clear that this poem is not meant to be serious." Well, by quoting him, I fulfilled his condition.

 

Oh, and I do love that elaborate handwriting of his. He stated that this is his usual handwriting, not a style he used especially for writing the poem.

 

To find out more about Paul F. Cowlan and his songs and works, have a look at his website:

 

www.paulcowlan.co.uk

  

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Taken on August 17, 2008