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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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It's just great. Simply and wonderfully good. :hug:
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You're so sweet! Thank you! :) Have a merry Christmas!
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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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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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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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