"Poet Reading to a Seated Muse"‘Untitled’ by Edward Hoke The Society November 26, 2017 Poetry 5 Comments I could but of thy outward parts compose A symphony of sensuality, Thy subtler habits then to serve as notes, Thy carvéd edges dictating the key. Then would I (perhaps) hold means tangible To prove thy beauty, past all shadowed doubt. Unlike base glass, that offers but one angle, Pure melody well-rounded case would mount. O, that I had the skill to orchestrate A tune that could thy stunning shape give justice; From me such heavenly songs would emanate Could turn all insecurity to bliss. ___Alas! I am endowed but with my pen; ___Thy doubts I must with meager words contend. Hailing from Princeton, NJ, Edward Hoke is a third year student studying theatre at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He has studied acting both at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. This is his first publication of any kind for poetry. Related Post 10 Favorite Shakespeare Sonnets By James A. Tweedie Call me a snob but I am generally attracted to what is commonly referred to as “great art” or the “masterpieces.” Over the years ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 5 Responses Bruce Edward Wren November 26, 2017 Now this is good! Shakespearean to the core, but with that touch of modernity that makes it relevant! Northwestern… good place to be! Reply Allegra Silberstein November 26, 2017 Congratulations! I loved your sonnet. Reply Allegra Silberstein November 26, 2017 I loved your sonnet. Reply NeoOvid33 November 27, 2017 Bravo! Reply David Hollywood December 15, 2017 Great correlation of desire and ambition all the way through. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.