This poem dates from, I think, 2002.




1830-1886

Between these years a Life
Of unobtrusive Fame
Of nameless Notoriety
Anonymous Renown

Gathering gemlike Accidents
Of primness and panache 
A coruscating heaven's-worth
Of Treasures in the Mesh

A canticle of Lazarus
That makes a poor soul rich 
A Wealth of Sound      a golden Trove 
That hallows Avarice

A talent for the Sparrow 
A farthing for the King 
Such prodigal Economies
And saintly Reasoning

Your ardent Chill engenders
A realm of Light beyond
The World we know of Task and Tears
Of Thorn and Scorn and Wound

Your cloistered Ecstasies possess
A foretaste of the Next
Illimitable brilliancy
Undimmed and unsurpassed 





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Written on 2018-11-15 at 08:34

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Clues abound.

This seems an honest appreciation, rather than a studious imitation, well done.
2018-11-15