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Anne Shirley to Gilbert Blythe

There are no glistening mermaids in your seas,
no sneering sirens to tempt you from me,
no soothsayers to warn you of a fated fall,
only Cupid's arrows to focus on what you saw.
There is no Guinevere in your Camelot,
just Anne with an 'e', not Lady of Shalott.
You told Josie smarts are better than looks,
but I'm not dazzlingly clever despite reading books;
for I still long for Wordsworth's old world,
for Proteus rising in waves unfurled
or Apollo's chariot fluttering with day
and Nox's dark wheels to take it away.
I long for Peter Pan to chase off Time
but in the distance Donne's foreboding bells chime
where the Captain's hook glances the bronze
and reason rings with idealism's cons.

So leave me in my dream world, Gil,
where fantasies spring from the ink of my quill.
A response poem to "Gilbert Blythe to Anne Shirley." =) [link]

Anne (or should I say Montgomery?) struggles with reality.
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ThirteenthMonth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's just great. Simply and wonderfully good. :hug:
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so sweet! Thank you! :) Have a merry Christmas!
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ThirteenthMonth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Merry belated Christmas to you!
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SapphireTurquoise Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
lovely poem!!!!!!!! I want to read it several times!
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, you're so sweet! Thank you! :)
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha I love it because in this scene, she actually didn't get mad the second time he called her carrots lol So romantic in the most wonderful ways.
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the comment! Yeah, I wanted her to appear more serious in her response...and rather indecisive about growing up without coming out and saying it. :)
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caite-bookworm Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Writer
Awe! I love this!! So sweet! Great job :clap:

XOXO,
Caite
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug: Glad you like it!
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliantly written! Such a lively style and beautifully strung together. Wonderful!
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What an awesome comment! Thank you very much for taking the time to say that. :) I'm glad you like it.
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep up the work. It was worth ever moment of reading. :>
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SnowyIllusions Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
did you make this up, or was it in the book, cause i dont remember that
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a poem I wrote. The style is called a dramatic monologue. Here you can see Anne is talking. :)
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SnowyIllusions Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
okay, well it's beautiful:D
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :hug:
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for sharing, I adore this great novel and couple :heart:
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saiyanprincesscat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the comment! I love the series & couple, too. :)
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