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He Plays the ViolinJohn sat there, staring determinedly out the window, proposing loudly his new attack on the southern states and all who still dared oppose independency. He was in the middle of one of the primary statements in his argument when that beautiful, angelic sound floated to his ears. He, John Adams, the most voluble man in Philadelphia, stopped mid-sentence. Turning around slowly, he found Thomas with the violin tucked up lovingly beneath his chin. Thomas swayed ever so slightly, his eyes closed as he smoothly ran the bow across the strings. John was stricken silent. When Thomas finally lifted the bow, his eyes opened to stare blankly at John, as if he were waiting for the other man's reaction. John delicately walked up to stand before Thomas. "Thom " he whispered. Thomas grabbed John's hand and waist lightly, pulling him forward in a flowing waltz. John let himself be sucked into his lover's dance, leaning into Thomas' warmth and love. And he thought, maybe he did talk too much.
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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