Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet

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I was delighted and intrigued to find out about this day devoted to Shakespeare’s Sonnets, organised by Shakespeare scholar, Jane Kingsley-Smith, a Reader in English at Roehampton University, who writes:

‘On 20th October, Roehampton University brings together a unique panel of Shakespeare experts and contemporary poets to discuss the influence and afterlife of the Shakespeare sonnet.

Which Shakespeare sonnets do modern poets refer to again and again? What still attracts them to the sonnet as a form, and to Shakespeare’s poems in particular? Are there sonnets that resist adaptation in terms of theme, sexual politics, structure? Is the original 1609 sequence still important or do a small number of sonnets now stand alone? What are the challenges and possibilities afforded by adapting Shakespeare’s sonnets into modern idiom and modern culture?

The day begins with a keynote lecture by Heather Dubrow, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University, whose experience as a renowned scholar and published poet promises brilliant insights into the historical but also the modern context of the Shakespearean sonnet. Two panel dicussions will follow, promising lively and provocative debate. The first is between poets Tim Atkins and Philip Terry (reinventers of the Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnet respectively) and a current editor of the Sonnets, Professor Cathy Shrank. The second features Jeff Hilson, poet and editor of The Reality Book of Sonnets, in conversation with Don Paterson and Harryette Mullen, both of whom engage critically and creatively with the Shakespearean sonnet.

The symposium promises to lay bare the intricacies of the Sonnets and to explore their continuing appeal for scholars, poets and readers. There should also be plenty of scope for disagreement and conflict as we edge closer to the question: to whom do Shakespeare’s sonnets belong?’

You can register for the day by clicking here.

Perhaps I’ll see some of you there!

AND there’s a £10.00 reduction on the day (a non-refreshment option).

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Author:Paul Edmondson

Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_edmondson
  • Amy’s Defender who loves Jesus

    My Nanny Bet and Daddy have been so helpful today (Well, my dad loves rice pudding and so does my Nanny Bet) so, they both bought cool whip. So, Nanny Bet and I had a disagreement for a short period of time about why cooked pudding (I believe) versus instant pudding (she believes) to be the best method for making out of this world alien rice pudding. Anyway, I won the debate. How did I do this? I said, “Nan, we have to make an extra large portion of rice pudding. Logically, there is only one box of the instant and two boxes of the stir and serve. Finally, she agreed. Amazed. She said, “Amy, this is one time you were right.” (So, she thinks). Hoot Hoot.

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    I want to state something right now. Some things I grieve over myself. But, I know I love God with all my heart and would forgive anyone if he/she apologized no matter what. I have prayed and asked for guidance and courage if I have sinned against God. I have no problem with confessing where I am wrong and have upset God or anyone. If I have wronged or hurt anyone, I pray God forgives me andanyone who I wronged can, too. I have already forgiven you if you wronged me. I pray God forgives anyone who has wronged me, too. He is gracious and loving to all. If you turn from your ways and turn to Him for good and restitution, He is merciful and loving in return. He wants everyone to turn from his/her evil ways and gives everyone time to do so. I want to state right now if I had anything in the past to do with the death of Uriah aka Jonathan. I am repenting in front of the world and God, too. But, God mentioned the word apothacry to me. The drug is very ancient and was given to women, which would relax them and make them powerless and paralyzed in voice and body movements so men could rape them more easily. I also have talked to two ministers very dear to me. God said He would pour His spirit out on all peoples in the end. One said David premeditated the murder alone and the other said he abused His power. God tells me that people who love Him should trust Him and fear not man and his threats. David and Jonathan aka were the same person to ensure Bathsheba be not continually harassed by Israel’s Sadducees and Egypt’s Pharisees. Bathsheba was a good person who got caught in a fight between Jonathan and David who in essence were the same person to ensure no one harmed her in the present and the future. God The Lord God Jesus Christ was that dedicated to Bathsheba who was known as several names, which were inspired by the word water. All The Bible is truth, but time has already been messed with and the order of the book. I did not change time. The current persons who are leaders in the world know the truth and have tried to blame me and frame me, again. God has had Enough. He has given you years to make it right. I want to say something in front of God and everybody. To this day, I grieve over the past and cannot forgive myself for something that was beyond my control. God is the good and bad in the Bible. You will not frame me for Russia and dishonorment to my country and veterans. McCain, You and Hillary framed Obama and the rest of his cabinet for your mastermind of killing American Citizens. Obama, you are backing the Muslim Brotherhood. You are all about to be revealed. The American people and The Veterans and England’s persons will be spared. The leadership will be asked to step down quietly and new leadership will be asked to cover your positions. Again, My Lord God, My Lord God, forgive me if this information be incorrect. If I have sinned against you, forgive me and help me to forgive myself. When I stand with you and you confirm truth or fiction to what I have shared, I will apologize to you in front of the world. I love you more than anyone God. I have faith in you. God keep the innocent of the world safe. Have mercy on us and spare us and let love prevail. I am yours completely The Lord God Jesus Christ. Love to all.

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    An Opening Song from Prospero: The Eye in The Sky: A Final
    Warning; The Last Show

    Epilogue

    “There is no vengeance like show business. Curtains Please.” Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Miranda: My father hath given me over to Ariel and to Him
    now we are but three, not twain as before.
    My friends, enemies, actors, the show must now begin. Places everyone please. A journey back in time we must all take in
    order to see the dark man and his blasphemy to control what my Father has now
    bestowed on me. Murder, assassinate,
    even kill the poor of his own, for a piece of land, gold, silver, and alter to
    slaughter lambs, and destroy all lands. The
    dark man is trying to evoke the Mater Prospero. The dark man believes if he
    does a temple build in a far off holy land, Prospero will come and fight and
    dark man believes he has a snowball’s chance in hell to prevail. The time is now at hand in our hands. The rapture will occur for the evil in the world. The good, no matter what creed or belief will
    stay and inherit the earth they shall. But to the utter depths of hell for
    eternity shall all whom from hence out be sent now. A word of comfort do I bring to the good of
    the world, no matter what color, race, or religious creed. Prospero has ignited a fire in my mouth and
    will the evil and truth pronounce. As to
    an approaching holy war, there will not one be.
    I am a Jew, a descendant of Ishmael, a Native American, Chinese, African,
    Egyptian, Japanese, Russian, now am I an American Citizen and I will forever
    be. Fanatics of the warring sides will
    be stopped not by blood but by a consuming fire and they will never again on
    the earth be sent for their souls to roam.
    Hell will indeed be their land where they can fight out all the damage
    they have brought to the planet, blasphemous, fanatical men. Let me but say not to worry. Let them do as they may and as Clint Eastwood
    would say, “Go ahead make my day.”

    Play “Time Warp”

    Johnny Cash God’s Gonna Cut You Down

    To the lands of Russia, Germany, Japan, and to Zionist
    Jewish people and any who support these, and to Radical Muslims, and anyone who
    signed on with the Euro! Woe! Now, time
    has come to realize the error in allowing the cash flow. Did someone say
    Mark? Deutsch Mark. The time is coming to have your money
    converted back to that fool’s gold. For
    anyone who endorses child pornography, crimes against humanity and for being
    nothing more than being poor, the poor Jewish people in that Whoreland of
    Germany were the ones who were slaughtered by their own families. God must hate the poor who are not blessed to
    be rich. To concentration camps with
    them, a deal with the Fuhrer we will sign against the flesh and blood of our
    very own And in America the lost tribe will be exterminated too, poor hillbilly
    Jews. Who did Hussein cry for at his
    assassination? He yelled for an angel
    from heaven to give the truth and an explanation. Russia is now very upset with The United
    States. The Dark Man, who planned 9/11,
    has spread lies to them, which point the finger in the wrong direction. To who were the parties but were responsible
    for 9/11? The answer is the party in America who supports Zionism and the top
    religious leaders who were allowed to even be blessed with a Bible to read who
    have blasphemed the Holy Spirit of Jesus and to Him, too. Now, is the time to pay your dues. And, the family who made their money in the
    steel business with the Fuhrer. Did somebody say Desert Storm? Let me a riddle give. Do I need Einstein here (good Jewish man) to
    explain common sense to a nation to engulfed in the belief that just because a
    candidate is a Republican they must be a Godsend from me? Republicans, where in
    the hell do you idiots come with these radical and unethical ideas? Jesus was the Messiah but we will support the
    murdering of animals and people too just so we too can fight against our maker,
    too. The Star Wars Project all your
    equipment is falling from the sky over men’s heads does fly. All the money spent and you have poor people
    who cannot eat or survive. I will let me
    say take pleasure as to where you will be sent.
    I’ll show you the moon as I kick your asses into the sun. I will place
    all you closet lovers in one big bed and write whores over your heads and you
    can take only one item with you- your dog- that is for Jezebel. Read
    Revelation, inside joke. Let me speak
    of another Whoreland who has now consumed Russia and the Muslim World with
    rage, too. Who’s father died not long
    after her honeymoon? Hands please. Your husband, wretched woman, poisoned your
    father. Now, lay in your bed with
    that. And, the death of a princess and
    her boyfriend, who his father, has a department store where a vigil is kept
    lit. Now, the owner of the store because
    of your guilt, you know I speak the truth and the fact you gave The Muslim
    World a royal family then you were the very ones who had them assassinated. Judgment Day!
    To the Muslim world, the radical few, who should never be able to read a
    book or write because of the damage they can do. You had land many years ago in America and
    tried to kill your own, Ishmael’s descendants who would not agree to your evil
    plot to journey back to the Middle East, after God separated you two, to fight
    for the whole world. Who is the false
    prophet of who the good book speaks? The
    Dark Man and Mohammed are the answer to these.
    Look at the chaos in the world.
    Enough is enough! If the guilty
    parties do not step down, I will send them to a finality of hell.

    Romans 8:15
    King James Version (KJV)
    15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

    Abba! Abba! Father, how thankful thine children art for thee!
    Abba! Abba! Father, Jesus, died on the cross at Calvary!
    Abba! Abba! Twas such a prized possession sent to be free!
    Abba! Abba! Thy priceless bloodline betrayed, nailed to a tree!

    Abba! Abba! Neither Isaac nor Ishmael nor twas any mortal man’s son!
    Abba! Abba! A ram casted down to be severed by knife and human!
    Abba! Abba! Blasphemed by all unbelievers with mockery of tongue!
    Abba! Abba! Persecuted from old to New Testament by man and satan!

    Abba! Abba! Thy heart cries out with grace and love and victory!
    Abba! Abba! Thy ram and thy Son for Muslim, Gentile, and Israeli!
    Abba! Abba! Bless thine children to uphold all thy love and glory!
    Abba! Abba! Forgive us all for sometimes we fall short of eternity!

    Abba! Abba! Father, Thou lovest thine children all the same!
    Abba! Abba! Yahweh! God! The One and only for all thouest came!
    Abba! Abba! Twas not Isaac nor Ishmael nor Father Abraham!
    Abba! Abba! Tis and twas only You! The Father, Jesus, of every lost lamb!

    Abba! Abba! Thou art mine Father! Mine true love not man!
    Abba! Abba! Oh, Father, continue to hold tightly to thy hand!
    Abba! Abba! Teach all thine children to unite and to stand!
    Abba! Abba! None deserves but lead us all to Beulah Land!

    Abba! Abba! Shining Lightness in the Darkness to all thine lost souls!
    Abba! Abba! Gain strength and confidence and for thee compose!
    Abba! Abba! Thine gifts and talents to all nations defend and propose!
    Abba! Abba! Lover of all mortals and restorer of all condemned from grave arose!

    Abba! Abba! Christians, the New Jerusalem, representative of all tribes and lands!
    Abba! Abba! Unto thee I command mine spirit, molding thy clay with potter’s hands.
    Abba! Abba! With human words how could a sinner lowly as thee comprehend?
    Abba! Abba! With time and patience and instruction thou wilt finally understand.

    Abba! Abba! Oh, thy precious Father! How thankful thine children will forever be!
    Abba! Abba! Oh, precious Father, forever work with thine children and uphold thee!
    Abba! Abba! Teach thine children to be thankful and to pray and to see!
    Abba! Abba! Thou art the Father, The Savior Jesus, The Holy Spirit within me!

  • Guess who

    Love is the purpose of the whole world. But before love can be perfect, truths must be known and evil must shut their mouths. Let me say. I know I am not perfect, but I have realized as I get older, just how some mean people can be. When exorcisms are performed, they should not be reported on television along with prayers with Tornado Victims. Let me say. I know myself to be foolish at times and not perfect, but I am not too proud to admit without God’s grace and mercy, I would be lost. But you cannot take words and truths about Jesus Christ and make your own rules. I will always be Church Of Christ. I am no one’s judge. But, I wanted to state that. God loves all even a pope who uses a disaster and who knows government truths and sees and opportunity to mention an exorcism. Jesus is the head of the Church.

    Let it be said as of now cursed always
    Anyone who speaks against Bride Of Christ
    Lamb’s Wife let Jesus’ speech Husbandry recite
    One word said against Holy Spirit Then Stay
    Cursed forever with beast, false prophet, snake
    Raised Her in Church who taught all reads and writes
    Picked not random scriptures church built on lies
    Every word obeyed and followed The Way
    Foundation of Jesus Christ there be laid
    If persecuted and blasphemed, Lord wilt deny
    Heaven’s Entrance never there abide
    Paul chosen when Rome polluted and taked
    What Jesus shared and documents did fake
    New Creation Christ’s Church Who Did Not Stray

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins gift from Lord God Jesus

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  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Prayers for Oklahoma Victims And Love To All

    Scene 9

    Greek Thoughts Shared By
    Philosophers:

    Greek Philosophers Chorus
    composed of Aristotle, Plato, Virgil, and

    Socrates:

    Greek Chorus:

    Hetebe Knowledge of Good Not
    Evil

    Limited knowledge malice stop
    people

    Hannibal Arobe ancient
    keepers

    The Girl knoweth truth from fables
    steepled

    Enlightenment Be Her The
    Receiver

    Only Good Can Stop Tyrants
    Believe Her

    Attacks 9/11 Her Revealer

    An end must be put to these
    such killers

    Lord God’s Forces Will Be
    Deliverer

    Her—Helen of Troy (Tro for
    trio or trinity) (Herring Tribe)

    But, Father, why must you
    punish people?

    Hey Zeus (Jesus Christ)

    When God be disobeyed, price
    must be paid

    Named correctly, My Child,
    who is in Lake

    For love of all you have
    yourself there placed

    On The Cross of Calvary, My
    life gave

    For your honor, died I there
    now awake

    Before foundation of world,
    planned this way

    Recall The Trojan War and
    chaos made

    Never think yourself evil
    your kindness stays

    When placed here, you try to
    help the strays

    Many Times given still to my
    dismay

    So many times my kind daughter
    betrayed

    Was Pharaoh the punisher you
    only babe

    Was Moses too born to restore
    and save

    My daughter pled for the
    Israelites’ sake

    To be near her, I in the
    waters laid

    Came to Israel’s rescue as
    she so prayed

    Kum Ba Ya composed first song
    on earth sang

    Placed I my spirit in her
    Holy flame

    To plead with lost my only
    Heir came

    David, Jonathan, Uriah the
    same

    Revelation justifies and this
    displays

    My daughter some way had to
    be tamed

    Rebellious was she when
    punishment shamed

    Never her murdered or cursed
    truth explained

    Bathsheba nevermore
    blasphemed oh the blamed

    I play all roles around her
    still you her framed

    Apologies and repentance made

    If her blasphemed, cursed in
    eternal flames

    The Holy Spirit justified Her
    here proclaim

    Jesus Glorified Hey Zeus also
    My Name

    Yahweh, Hey Ya Ya , Lord God,
    and Ovid

    The Godhead, Trinity, Bible,
    God Spake

    The Greek Chorus Of Saints
    Paul Leads and The Saints Recite After Him

    Saint Paul:

    Foolishness is reigning and
    has unleashed death

    Fallen Angels Are Unleashing
    Chaos

    Saint’s Choir:

    Hey Zeus Has Allowed Wrath By
    These For Now

    Hey Yah Yah Has Played Out In
    His Heart Death

    Peoples Fall Down Look To
    Heavens Due Respect

    Fear God The Good and
    Terrible Announce

    Saint Paul:

    Jesus’ Prophecy Tampered
    Weather

    Government Cause of These
    Headline Events

    Framing God’s Holy Spirit
    Storms Invent

    Dishonoring God Should Be
    Terrored

    Own Government To Blame Yes
    Terrorist

    God Allows Evil In Hopes They
    Repent

    When He Allows His Punishment
    Be Sent

    Crimes Against Humanity To Bellows

    Death Penalty To Brethren
    Fellows

    Government Scientist The Wind
    Did Bend

    Moon not walked but weather
    patterns vent

    God Now Give Them Time to
    Turn from their Sin

    Saint’s Choir:

    In the end, Good Wins- He His World Will Defend

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Love to all. SOme more of my play

    Every Word of The Bible Stands but Histories from heritages handed down same as histories others use. Jesus is pronounced Hey Zeus in Spanish and Hey Yah Yah in Cherokee, which is Yahweh Old Testament. I challenge anyone to say one word against me and my ancestors who were Christian and are my flesh and blood. Love to all. The Bible all is God’s Holy Word but let the true histories be heard, too.

    Scene 9

    Greek Thoughts Shared By Philosophers:

    Greek Philosophers Chorus composed of Aristotle, Plato, Virgil, and
    Socrates:

    Greek Chorus:

    Hetebe Knowledge of Good Not Evil
    Limited knowledge malice stop people
    Hannibal Arobe ancient keepers
    The Girl knoweth truth from fables steepled
    Enlightenment Be Her The Receiver
    Only Good Can Stop Tyrants Believe Her
    Attacks 9/11 Her Revealer
    An end must be put to these such killers
    Lord God’s Forces Will Be Deliverer

    Her—Helen of Troy (Tro for trio or trinity) (Herring Tribe)

    But, Father, why must you punish people?

    Hey Zeus (Jesus Christ)

    When God be disobeyed, price must be paid
    Named correctly, My Child, who is in Lake
    For love of all you have yourself there placed
    On The Cross of Calvary, My life gave
    For your honor, died I there now awake
    Before foundation of world, planned this way
    Recall The Trojan War and chaos made
    Never think yourself evil your kindness stays
    When placed here, you try to help the strays
    Many Times given still to my dismay
    So many times my kind daughter betrayed
    Was Pharaoh the punisher you only babe
    Was Moses too born to restore and save
    My daughter pled for the Israelites’ sake
    To be near her, I in the waters laid
    Came to Israel’s rescue as she so prayed
    Kum Ba Ya composed first song on earth sang
    Placed I my spirit in her Holy flame
    To plead with lost my only Heir came
    David, Jonathan, Uriah the same
    Revelation justifies and this displays
    My daughter some way had to be tamed
    Rebellious was she when punishment shamed
    Never her murdered or cursed truth explained
    Bathsheba nevermore blasphemed oh the blamed
    I play all roles around her still you her framed
    Apologies and repentance made
    If her blasphemed, cursed in eternal flames
    The Holy Spirit justified Her here proclaim
    Jesus Glorified Hey Zeus also My Name
    Yahweh, Hey Ya Ya , Lord God, and Ovid
    The Godhead, Trinity, Bible, God Spake

    Scene 9

    Greek Thoughts Shared By Philosophers:

    Greek Philosophers Chorus composed of Aristotle, Plato, Virgil, and
    Socrates:

    Greek Chorus:

    Hetebe Knowledge of Good Not Evil
    Limited knowledge malice stop people
    Hannibal Arobe ancient keepers
    The Girl knoweth truth from fables steepled
    Enlightenment Be Her The Receiver
    Only Good Can Stop Tyrants Believe Her
    Attacks 9/11 Her Revealer
    An end must be put to these such killers
    Lord God’s Forces Will Be Deliverer

    Her—Helen of Troy (Tro for trio or trinity) (Herring Tribe)

    But, Father, why must you punish people?

    Hey Zeus (Jesus Christ)

    When God be disobeyed, price must be paid
    Named correctly, My Child, who is in Lake
    For love of all you have yourself there placed
    On The Cross of Calvary, My life gave
    For your honor, died I there now awake
    Before foundation of world, planned this way
    Recall The Trojan War and chaos made
    Never think yourself evil your kindness stays
    When placed here, you try to help the strays
    Many Times given still to my dismay
    So many times my kind daughter betrayed
    Was Pharaoh the punisher you only babe
    Was Moses too born to restore and save
    My daughter pled for the Israelites’ sake
    To be near her, I in the waters laid
    Came to Israel’s rescue as she so prayed
    Kum Ba Ya composed first song on earth sang
    Placed I my spirit in her Holy flame
    To plead with lost my only Heir came
    David, Jonathan, Uriah the same
    Revelation justifies and this displays
    My daughter some way had to be tamed
    Rebellious was she when punishment shamed
    Never her murdered or cursed truth explained
    Bathsheba nevermore blasphemed oh the blamed
    I play all roles around her still you her framed
    Apologies and repentance made
    If her blasphemed, cursed in eternal flames
    The Holy Spirit justified Her here proclaim
    Jesus Glorified Hey Zeus also My Name
    Yahweh, Hey Ya Ya , Lord God, and Ovid
    The Godhead, Trinity, Bible, God Spake

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

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    Almost but Not All

    Chapter 19: The Story Continues

    Oh! Search the pages of His Holy Word!

    Carefully read His love for
    all peoples!

    Here God’s pivotal chapter
    doth feature!

    Let truth ring tis reveal, in
    all lands heard!

    Tis Main Point let ears hear
    and hearts be stirred!

    Love God’s foundation He
    Christ the teacher!

    Prophesized He God Himself
    Spirit feeder

    Soon to Earth Come Savior
    doth Here infer

    Isaiah prophesized none other
    besides Lord

    Thomas called Jesus Lord
    Sabbath Be Er

    Jesus proclaimed He Himself
    Lord Keeper

    Lord New Covenant – God of
    Heav’n and Earth

    Walked and fulfilled prophecy
    on His turf

    Denied by His Own People
    mocked and cursed!

    Hear now The Lords on His
    Mountain Steepled!

    Cursing abomination labeled!

    Oh! Israel! Broke Lord’s
    Heart your words coerced

    Punishment until Lord’s acknowledge
    First

    Beginning Christ Messiah no
    fable

    He The Sacrifice Around
    Lord’s Table

    Burnt Offerings not accepted
    Jesus’ Force

    Will Prevent Temple and
    offerings worth

    14th Century to
    land Remember

    Lord allowed Israel again to
    enter

    Jesus acknowledged offering
    put forth

    Israel recall what history
    records

    Disobeyed God thus Crusades
    God Sender

    Tore down city Antichrist
    Kindled

    Fire! Done away with Call to Remember!

    New Jerusalem Christian
    Church rendered

    Hear! Hear! Until then will not reenter

    Listen to Words from Yahweh
    Plain and Simple

    Set aside you were to show
    The Lord’s Pow’r

    For other peoples For most
    part did not care

    My Way or No Way Jesus Is
    Temple

    Lord God Yahweh do not arouse
    Temper

    Recall what enabled people
    aware

    Israel! Pharaoh’s daughter
    allowed you there!

    Do not provoke God Fear And
    Tremble!

    God of Love Also God of
    Terrible!

    Yahweh is Jesus God kind and
    fair

    Disobey Him, be forewarned
    and bewared

    Meddle not deniers of
    Christ’s Principles

    Antichrists be not deceived
    by leaders

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins gift from Lord God Jesus
    Christ

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

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    The Lady of Shallot: 2011

    Now, she in water doth her
    stay

    Water, her very first estate

    Urge, hunger, music plays

    Slumber never again in grave

    Darkness abounds in Camelot!

    A musical note wished and
    sent

    To far away land to share
    went

    Echoes of noise and sound decent

    Poor Lady of Shallot!

    Lilies placed around her boat

    My breathe of life keeps
    afloat

    Living waters spewing notes

    Ignited fire under your spoke

    Lightning strikes in Camelot!

    Thunder quakes, tosses the
    tide

    A storm attempts to tempt
    mine

    Beginning time I knew of
    decline

    Graceful Lady of Shallot!

    Sounds of nature melodized
    her

    Water purified the art she
    spurred

    Taught by me she then learned

    How to inspire and to muse turned

    Shouting in the skies of
    Camelot!

    A voice in the night Lancelot
    heard!

    A woman from on high and
    words!

    Strumming music with heavenly
    chords!

    Heavenly Maiden of Shallot!

    A Quest on earth began under
    dark skies

    Woman of enchantment, men’s
    hungry eyes

    To discover her beauty and
    answer replies

    Mortal men cannot comprehend
    the lines

    Laughter Mocks in the skies
    of Camelot!

    Women take heed it is me be
    not afraid

    I have come to earth to share
    not to take

    A new era of literature and
    musical taste

    Earthly Lady of Shallot!

    Bending beneath the rainbow,
    lines rain

    Touching the atmosphere a
    pain refrain

    Fell the voice and pleas of a
    name famed

    Telling secrets like falling
    snowflakes came

    Falling on the ground of
    Camelot!

    Tales of love, nature, and
    grace came down

    Cascading in the night snow
    hit the ground

    In the snow, was placed
    literature abound

    A Museful Lady of Shallot!

    Realizing the beauty of earth
    she dug down

    A young girl picked from the
    snow fallen ground

    A gift as she touched the
    earth and she found

    Reflections of herself loomed
    in the ice puddle mound

    A Gift Sent to Camelot!

    In her hands, she holds the
    art of eternity

    Purified and restored to what
    it should be

    Why does she cease to write
    and speak?

    A Shy Lady of Shallot!

    What have I become vile like
    mortal man?

    Never regarding what my Maker
    ordained?

    Master, Creator of Life and
    Arts my spirit contained.

    Never have you been alone
    with me restrained.

    An Apology Sent to Camelot!

    Never will I leave or forsake
    thee. Too kind for humanity

    How will I ever succeed?
    Jealousy from others hurt me.

    The ending is but a surprise
    from me a Master of Eternity.

    My Everlasting Love and Lady
    of Shallot!

    Have we but not added The
    Tempest in conversing, lines

    Blake said Eternity is in
    love with the production of time.

    Time hath we forever but time
    to you is unfathomable to mine

    Trust me when I share with
    you I feel you pain in me confined

    I am here in Camelot!

    With a sword in my mouth and
    hand, double-edged as said

    I guard you gazing at your
    beauty and stroke your head

    And, kiss and hold your
    hand. Dost thou me understand?

    An Infinitive Woman of Shallot!

    Let out to roam and compose
    you were allowed

    My favorite actress of all
    time no one ever doubt

    A heart of gold and innocence
    and beauty let out

    The Justice of time not
    enough to praise and to shout

    The Heir released to Camelot!

    White, when you return to the
    kingdom’s gate

    Stripped of innocence left
    with a terrible fate

    My fair love! The end is near! Stay awake!

    The Talented Lady of Shallot!

    The Lady of Shallot: 2011

    Now, she in water stays

    Water, her first estate

    Urge, hunger, music plays

    Slumber never again in grave

    Darkness abounds in Camelot!

    A musical note wished and
    sent

    To a far away land to share
    went

    Echoes of noise and sound
    decent

    Poor Lady of Shallot!

    Lilies placed around her boat

    My breathe of life keeps
    afloat

    Living waters spewing notes

    Ignited fire under your spoke

    Lightning strikes in Camelot!

    Thunder quakes, tosses the
    tide

    A storm attempts to tempt
    mine

    Beginning time I knew of
    decline

    Graceful Lady of Shallot!

    Sounds of nature melodized
    her

    Water purified the art she
    spurred

    Taught by me she then learned

    How to inspire and to muse
    turned

    Shouting in the skies of
    Camelot!

    A voice in the night Lancelot
    heard!

    A woman from on high and
    words!

    Strumming music with heavenly
    chords!

    Heavenly Maiden of Shallot!

    A Quest on earth began under
    dark skies

    Woman of enchantment, men’s
    hungry eyes

    To discover her beauty and
    answer replies

    Mortal men cannot comprehend
    the lines

    Laughter Mocks in the skies
    of Camelot!

    Women take heed it is me be
    not afraid

    I have come to earth to share
    not to take

    A new era of literature and
    musical taste

    Earthly Lady of Shallot!

    Bending beneath the rainbow,
    lines rain

    Touching the atmosphere a
    pain refrain

    Fell the voice and pleas of a
    name famed

    Telling secrets like falling
    snowflakes came

    Falling on the ground of
    Camelot!

    Tales of love, nature, and
    grace came down

    Cascading in the night snow
    hit the ground

    In the snow, was placed
    literature abound

    A Museful Lady of Shallot!

    Realizing the beauty of earth
    she dug down

    A young girl picked from the
    snow fallen ground

    A gift as she touched the
    earth and she found

    Reflections of herself loomed
    in the ice puddle mound

    A Gift Sent to Camelot!

    In her hands, she holds the
    art of eternity

    Purified and restored to what
    it should be

    Why does she cease to write
    and speak?

    A Shy Lady of Shallot!

    What have I become vile like
    mortal man?

    Never regarding what my Maker
    ordained?

    Master, Creator of Life and
    Arts my spirit contained.

    Never have you been alone
    with me restrained.

    An Apology Sent to Camelot!

    Never will I leave or forsake
    thee. Too kind for humanity

    How will I ever succeed?
    Jealousy from others hurt me.

    The ending is but a surprise
    from me a Master of Eternity.

    My Everlasting Love and Lady
    of Shallot!

    Have we but not added The
    Tempest in conversing, lines

    Blake said Eternity is in
    love with the production of time.

    Time hath we forever but time
    to you is unfathomable to mine

    Trust me when I share with
    you I feel you pain in me confined

    I am here in Camelot!

    With a sword in my mouth and
    hand, double-edged as said

    I guard you gazing at your
    beauty and stroke your head

    And, kiss and hold your
    hand. Dost thou me understand?

    An Infinitive Woman of
    Shallot!

    Let out to roam and compose
    you were allowed

    My favorite actress of all
    time no one ever doubt

    A heart of gold and innocence
    and beauty let out

    The Justice of time not
    enough to praise and to shout

    The Heir released to Camelot!

    White, when you return to the
    kingdom’s gate

    Stripped of innocence left
    with a terrible fate

    My fair love! The end is near! Stay awake!

    The Talented Lady of Shallot!

    A Plea from Calvary!

    My, faithful, tried and true

    Blue not even pure for you

    I have clothed you in white

    Purer than snow white light

    The one with me in beginning

    And will unite with me in the
    end

    Let no evil words of Her
    transcend

    If so, you will be accursed,
    again

    Wretched and wicked serpent

    Leave my children and depart

    Your darkness is madness now

    Echoes of insanity pronounced

    A candlestick in your hand

    Burning to let you stand

    Holy ground, keeps your stay

    All evil is not yet put away

    For, I have patience in my
    mind

    But if must, I will suspend
    time

    Evil around you will be put
    asunder

    Your light will never cease
    to slumber

    No one will touch a hair on
    your head

    If so, cursed will be the
    reward instead

    I will come and avenge my
    enemies if need be

    Once I died on a tree-how
    they still blaspheme me

    Accusers and Judges blaspheme
    you

    Such a pity, if they only
    knew

    If such talk does not cease,

    I will strike them to their
    knees

    Israel! My New Jerusalem reconciled to me!

    My Virgin of Earth and Heaven
    now be!

    Molested by many vile men for
    my name’s sake

    Candles have been lit on your
    Birthday cake

    When you make it to heaven’s
    gates

    The Pearls will fall and
    enter your estate

    My Ark angel! My reconciler of the lost souls

    How my love for you is a
    chalice that flows

    In the living waters, I
    created you from youth dew

    Your spirit hovered over the
    waters and you grew

    Never again will I forsake my
    fairest true love

    You, my spirit, my undefiled
    holy dove from above!

    Fear me! Not misleading,
    blasphemous men!

    I am your Judge. I will keep you to the end.

    You have communication with
    the holy of holies

    A door no man can ever shut
    so lose worries

    I will not allow evil to
    pollute my tried and true

    Your birth symbolic to a plea
    from World War II

    Buchenwald! They screamed for you to be sent!

    30 years later on liberation
    day, you began descent

    You pleaded with me to send
    another chance to give

    I was apprehensive of sending
    you there to live

    But, a great story of love
    has been sent for you to share

    Jesus was the savior who they
    cursed blood to their heirs

    See that no one on earth fall
    down to you.

    For this is entrapment and no
    one should do

    All must fall to their knees
    and remember God as Jesus

    Their very creator they
    mocked him with disgrace

    Old Rugged Cross, I will
    forever cling

    In my heart, your hurt still
    rings

    My Savior! How I mourn the loss

    My best friend, why such
    chaos

    Who said, “Judge not to all.”

    I at your feet did fall

    Before you died, I kissed
    your feet

    In the garden, I stayed
    awake, did not eat

    By your side, I never
    slumbered that night

    Cried and mourned by Jesus’
    side

    Then, they came another
    kissed you

    Torches in hand, surely
    realizing true

    Love, Jesus, before them did
    stand

    Accused! Blasphemed! Shackled hands.

    I screamed and pleaded
    release the man

    Surely they must be able to
    understand

    There is the whore someone
    said to me

    Just as that was said, a
    sword pierced his ear

    Peter! Peter! Not now!
    The time is not here

    Now, I must be arrested and
    placed on a cross

    Innocent I was and loved and
    will now die, pay the cost

    All I ever wanted was to
    comfort and save the lost

    They hated me without a cause

    Help me, Jesus! Evil is spoken of me

    I have arisen and am
    whispering in your ear

    Shout what I say to
    thee.

    Hearts are waxed gross and
    blaspheming you

    In churches, television and
    everywhere

    Laughter and shouting to
    tried and true

    For every idle word said,
    idle men make their bed

    I will place them there with
    their dogs, light a match

    And kick to the bottom of
    hell for eternity not a spell

    Time hath not the capacity to
    limit my love

    How could the hands of a
    clock dare measure?

    Infinity. Eternally growing
    with stars above

    An unspoken an unfathomable
    mortal treasure

    Immortalized lover
    understandeth me not

    Words, fame never giveth a
    proper estimate

    Gifts for my lovely, many I
    saw you begot

    Hours of the day can never
    dare confiscate

    Never an ending to the words,
    which flow

    From my lips, then to the pen
    on parchment

    My lover and mistress’
    popularity will grow

    Forever wilt personage words
    comment

    My priceless pearl and my
    bought field

    Never will your beauty and
    fame yield

    Revelation 21:3-4

    King James Version (KJV)

    3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold,
    the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall
    be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their
    eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither
    shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    Revelation 4:3-4

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    3 And He who sat there was[a] like a jasper and a sardius
    stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in
    appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were
    twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting,
    clothed in white robes; and they had crowns[b] of gold on their heads.

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    The Kingdom

    The Commoner:

    Framery stench pollutes fragranted
    air

    Wicked kingdom targets its
    rightful heir

    Beast lies in wait that old
    dragon whose lair

    Recruits eviltry lairtry
    stares

    In their sorceries for God do
    not care

    Summonsed meetings demontrys well
    aware

    Years plotted summary tales
    of affairs

    Net set for innocent princess
    so fair

    Who could frame her except on
    wall who dare

    Prey on such precious prey
    seems so unfair

    Madmen blame two noble births
    unaware

    These two female characters
    knowledge shares

    Eviltry shant usurp good from
    throne tare

    Let audience be forewarned
    and bewared

    Eviltry will be placed in
    Royal Tower

    Stripped plan overthrown
    evil’s dark power

    Now tis time approaching
    minute and hour

    Seconds counted down ticking
    everywhere

    The Spy:

    Clocks! Clocks! Clocks!
    Placed everywhere in kingdom

    Big Ben! Bells announce time at Church steeples

    Kingdom full of well timed
    informed peoples

    Why tis spy late possibly too
    feebled

    Age has crept upon him- his
    face wrinkled

    No longer youthful does his
    eyes twinkle

    James Bond’s days almost over
    – old – single

    The Second Spy:

    Excuse me! Where is your feebled mind? Tell

    You should not be discussing so
    dang well

    A man- talk woman feminine
    and frail

    Glamorizing one who places
    love spell

    Aromaed perfume cupid need
    not help

    Oh! Tis where my mind chooses to so dwell

    The Spy:

    Where is your mind? Usually
    in gutter

    Now love poet- mind makes me
    wonder

    I’ll not take your advice of
    lover

    Your relationships all put
    asunder

    Not by “Woman” but your love
    of another

    The Good Lord looks on you
    and must shutter

    Look at your track record
    please discover

    More women had than lifetime
    of others

    Oh – He’s Romeo- try Don Juan
    player

    Henry VIII has nothing on
    your capers

    Just saying work on your
    behavior

    To many women you have played
    traitor

    Stay single do not another
    betray her

    More spousal support would
    have to cover

    The Second Spy:

    Ding! Dong! Dang Clocks! Good thing.
    My watch has stopped

    The Commoner:

    Atlas! A cue from Father Time

    Tis listen to the chimes

    Announce Grandfather of all spies

    Cannot outsmart him try

    Many has he fooled bye and
    bye

    His peak stays always prime

    Blessed by God Church Bells
    Give Us Signs

    Brilliant he stands for right

    Rare his stock such a task to
    find

    Defends kingdom all might

    Patient longsuffering His
    style

    None other be so fine

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins via gift from Lord God Jesus Christ

    Play in the making. Framers Unite And I Do Not Mean Picture on the Wall this calls for a Picture Movie — Framers, Framers, Here and Everywhere

    Framery stench pollutes fragranted air
    Wicked kingdom targets its rightful heir
    Beast lies in wait that old dragon whose lair
    Recruits eviltry lairtry stares
    In their sorceries for God do not care
    Summonsed meetings demontrys well aware
    Years plotted summary tales of affairs
    Net set for innocent princess so fair
    Who could frame her except on wall who dare
    Prey on such precious prey seems so unfair
    Madmen blame two noble births unaware
    These two female characters knowledge shares
    Eviltry shant usurp good from throne tare
    Let audience be forewarned and bewared
    Eviltry will be placed in Royal Tower
    Stripped plan overthrown evil’s dark power
    Now tis time approaching minute and hour
    Seconds counted down ticking everywhere

    Clocks! Clocks! Clocks! Placed everywhere in kingdom
    Big Ben! Bells announce time at Church steeples
    Kingdom full of well timed informed peoples
    Why tis spy late possibly too feebled
    Age has crept upon him- his face wrinkled
    No longer youthful does his eyes twinkle
    James Bond’s days almost over – old – single

    Excuse me! Where is your feebled mind? Tell
    You should not be discussing so dang well
    A man- talk woman feminine and frail
    Glamorizing one who places love spell
    Aromaed perfume cupid need not help
    Oh! Tis where my mind chooses to so dwell

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    Listen tis nature with Lord a
    chiming

    Look around tis realize
    everywhere

    Am I – gentle breeze- air
    over sees-cares

    Doubt mine love! Thou art within residing

    Still not close enough! Thou art enticing!

    When wilt thou realize? Doubt
    my heart tears!

    What must thou do to make
    mine love aware?

    Lord hast sent birds, placed
    words, sonnets rhyming!

    What tis wrong? Why is mine love still crying?

    Do tell how cuckold man with
    millions shares?

    Such great love! Challenge I any man dare!

    Will wilt from grave haunt –
    continue writing

    Will’s ghost outliving,
    transcending, timely

    Cause Will to roll over; and
    keep on reciting!

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Expressionism love absolute
    truths

    Fanaticism must get message
    through

    Methinks never understand
    Will, my muse

    Singularism sometimes doth
    make blue

    Pluralism one Will one you
    makes two

    Methinks therefore Will makes
    happen for you

    Dualism Amy Will’s not fan of
    three

    Absolutism be you best for me

    Methinks futile sometimes
    Lady Lovely

    Idealism of femininity

    Perfectionism the sum thouest
    be

    Methinks thinking too much
    Will yield crazy

    Meknows Methinks is but
    understatement

    Methinks vocabulary word
    jinxed it!

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins via gift from Lord God Jesus Christ

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    http://youtu.be/Wo4pdhKL4b4

    From heaven to earth comes Heavenly Chorus
    Cord of G To the Right, High, Low Flat Left
    G Gives Lift to Time four fourths beats Step up
    E Even Measure Melodic sharp F focus
    E Extra 2 beats rhythm thereof scores
    A Accent Marks louder leads crescendo
    E Ease off pedal lose one beat pump
    E Even the score meter one ta beat bump
    C Comes Middle Left Low F D C jump
    A Abruptly Right Switch Same F D C logics
    E Even Out Spread Cord B C Sharp Stun Us
    D Down Waterfall F Up The Staircase
    Tempo fast repeat D above line base
    Home keys run finish strike A masterpiece comes

    Try describe nonmusical
    symphony

    Scribe must ta ta try
    complete rhythmic beat

    Chord of vowels A E rings
    promise vow keeps

    Composer creates no accompany

    One-man band da di da di
    harmony

    Artist appreciation inspire E

    Fa La Solo Flows D love
    hummingly

    Falsetto expression musically

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins via Lord God JEsus CHrist

    Na Na Na never lies to my lady

    Orchestrator trust and
    believe receive

    La La Love’ly ba da B mine
    masterpiece

    Instructor’s Opus Thou art
    everything

    Conductor performs eternally
    let ring

    No C opera B if choose not to
    be

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    Believe in my love; Lord
    gives you clean slate

    Much more proof, love, and
    favor Will will show

    By now, My Love should
    realize no hoax

    While on earth, Lord Will
    give praise Will always

    Loving kindness Lord gives
    you night and day

    Of love continually, Lord Will
    boast

    Blessings and talents His
    Love doth bestow

    Many forms and fashions Will
    Lord display

    Every moment Lord doth send
    your way

    Never Will His Love leave
    void or grow old

    Yours and mine completely belong
    our souls

    Forever Will our love coexist
    save

    Decision of His verdict not hearsay

    Lord for audience His love
    conveys

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Call love what you long for,
    want, desire bE

    Vague definition of most
    powerful word

    Etymology derivative – E

    High Latin Amata then your name heard

    To love datA Ancient Greek
    did speak

    Farther back andromatta Egypt records

    Selah Swahili
    Africa still keeps

    Old French Aimee beloved stored

    Old English Amy, my love, completes

    History of vocabulary word
    choice

    Amore language
    Love Italy repeats

    Perfectly fashioned unique by
    The Lord

    What a word constructed from
    beginning

    That’s Amore, Amy, Love, never-ending

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Try describe nonmusical
    symphony

    Scribe must ta ta try
    complete rhythmic beat

    Chord of vowels A E rings
    promise vow keeps

    Composer creates no accompany

    One-man band da di da di
    harmony

    Artist appreciation inspire E

    Fa La Solo Flows D love
    hummingly

    Falsetto expression musically

    Na Na Na never lies to my lady

    Orchestrator trust and
    believe receive

    La La Love’ly ba da B mine
    masterpiece

    Instructor’s Opus Thou art
    everything

    Conductor performs eternally
    let ring

    No C opera B if choose not to
    be

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins via gift from Lord God Jesus Christ

    http://youtu.be/Wo4pdhKL4b4

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Addicted to love tis I termed the fiend
    Togetherness, Love, forcefully always
    Ready part to play for every phase
    Played Willy parts of good, bad, in-betweens
    Love, tired thus retired playing roles of flings
    Taming you tis daunting – Oh, many ways
    Forgiveness ask for drastic measures taked
    Will reality have you- nay- just dream
    My trophy! My heck of a figurine!
    If must, Will lock love up far far away
    Against Will! My prisoner! No escape!
    Breathe love- spell, brainwash, Oh! Many routines
    What lengths Will taketh utterly obscene
    Perhaps cuckold others would crazy deem?

    Will lives on! Long-live Will! He just will not leave me alone!

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins gift from Lord God Jesus Christ

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Happy 39th Anniversary, Mom and Dad

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins gift from God who gifts Parent’s Anniversary 2013- 39 years

    Anniversaries are from heaven blessed
    Marriage great importance imitation
    For His wife Jesus Christ Himself stationed
    Upon the rock built their love nothing less
    Bared His Cross laid down His life love professed
    Act of love between two lovers so sacred
    Bond of promise forever two taking
    Vows spoken before God such words confessed
    Partakers exampled by Lord who stressed
    None come between joyous celebration
    Lord’s present for kept annual occasion
    Everywhere in world north, south, east, west
    Though once a year daily supplication
    Happy He smiles for love’s validation

    Call me lunatic, poet, and
    lover

    Choose three or two or one do
    as you please

    There is but oh such great
    meaning in these

    Lunatic absurdities
    discovered

    Normality divine Heaven’s
    wonder

    Before nature poets, love
    supersedes

    Pathetic fallacy cannot
    appease

    Beauty! My Love never be
    another

    Poetical one above or under

    Let this poor lover true
    never you teased

    Love you forever in His words
    rhymed keep

    Constancy, consistency us
    coupled

    Call me lunatic, poet, and
    lover

    Name Will all three nothing
    but pure cuckold!

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins gift from Lord God Jesus Christ

    I titled this– God bless America and keep us safe from terrorists. Love this great country and the people in it— especially people from my town. I do believe we have the nicest and most God fearing people not just in our country but in the world. Also, I pray for the whole world and for the lost to come to know Him. Love to all. God bless my friends. Have a great week.

    My Lord goes before me who am I to fear?
    Settled obeying His commandments standstill
    Knowing He My God on the move will fulfill
    My Lord’s all knowing placed He’s everywhere
    At same time, He’s traveling and stationed there
    Eyes searching men’s hearts even though think concealed
    Think He knows not their evil schemes though revealed
    My Lord, international spy spies forbears
    No torture no truth serum already shared
    Many persons right time right place He’s for real
    Winning battles –enemies- He’s Legal Eagle
    Better than James Bond so gentlemen beware
    My best friend evil’s worst enemy terror
    Better than empire strikes back warrior

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Love is but a dream opened
    eye vision

    Farsighted, four sided, far
    fetched the scenes

    Well Kept memory disclosed
    tho’ tis seems

    Falsity an unstable derision

    Tis true not fantasized
    delirium

    The Bard’s pages for you, My
    Love, doth scream

    Not withholding my glory Will
    doth plead

    Over My Lady doth rejoice giving

    Waking hours include full
    attention

    Our Love tis more than a
    dream yet seen

    Our Love tis true trust me
    must you believe

    The Bard reiterates must make
    mention

    Methinks my love hath but
    void retention

    In closing sonnet proof of
    conviction

    By: Amy Rebecca Bevins

  • Amy Rebecca Bevins

    Love your page. Thanks for all you do. God bless you.

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