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On Burning Up Letters   Leave a comment

Above:  Dancing Flames

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BLOGGER’S COMMENT:

I conclude that my great-grandfather wrote the following poem while having a very bad day.  By the way, he wrote many poems regarding relationships (many of them unsuccessful) with various women.  Make of that what you will.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Lye mostly’s made of ashes

But I make ashes of lies,

As from this infernal bundle

The greedy flames arise.

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It is those letters, woman,

That thou didst write to me,

And once I own I loved them

For then I knew not thee.

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But now I glad consign them

To dust, as dust thou art,

And now I have a picture

Of thy own blackened heart.

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Oh! could I only banish

As easy from my breast

The anguish thou hast caused me,

How happy I, how blest.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

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Posted March 20, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems, Love 1800s

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