CURRENT MOON

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday Relevant Poetry Blogging



The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

WHAT dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs,
What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things,
I sing -- This Verse to C---, Muse! is due;
This, ev'n Belinda may vouchfafe to view:
Slight is the Subject but not so the Praise,
If She inspire, and He approve my Lays.
Say what strange Motive, Goddess! cou'd compel
A well-bred Lord t'assault a gentle Belle?
Oh say what stranger Cause, yet unexplor'd,
Cou'd make a gentle Belle reject a Lord?
And dwells such Rage in softest Bosoms then?
And lodge such daring Souls in Little Men?

1 comment:

SV said...

Well done.

Have you seen the Doonesbury Sunday cartoon about Karl's Greatest Hit Jobs?

http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/
9/23/07