"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. 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)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.