"Ophelia," by John Everett Millais‘A Song to Some Lady’ by Justin T. Monelt The Society August 20, 2016 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment If I were to have been conceived Beneath a greater star, My sorrows would have been reprieved By powers great and far. Were I to have been born as strong As storm and fire and sea, Your royal heart would never belong To any man but me. Yet surely as the evening sets Her cover over the day, And wintry hoar falls and besets The dainty flowers of May, I’ll lay to rest all blissful thoughts Of passion and desire, And smother out the spark that wrought This once enticing fire. Justin Monelt is a 23-year-old poet living in New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Zachary Dilks August 25, 2016 Beautiful and sad, Justin. You have a fine way of writing directly to the soul Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.