I'm partially disabled and housebound these days -- with plenty of time to write poetry IF it writes itself... So if anyone would like to perform this poem at a slam, they're very welcome : if they would be good enough to let me know the response (and why haven't there been more poems written on this theme ? Poets as 'the unacknowledged legislators of mankind' etc...) * My poems have hitherto appeared only on Poemhunter.com
The quality of mercy (conditions apply). * The quality of mercy, Portia declared, the quality of mercy is suspended during the present conflict the quality of mercy is not the business of a Minister of Justice the quality of mercy is not a matter of individual conscience the quality of mercy is too subtle for public discussion or law the quality of mercy is only for Shakespeare and stuff the quality of mercy is less stimulating than revenge the quality of mercy is no business of yours the quality of mercy is no concern of religious authorities who should stay silent the quality of mercy is an outdated concept the quality of mercy is nothing to do with forgiveness or circumstantial evidence or the remission of sins the quality of mercy is no longer a matter of pride the quality of mercy is no longer a mark of humanity the quality of mercy droppeth as the gentle dew from heaven upon a broken fuselage and it is too much or too little for our understanding.
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Sharing eternity. For the sorrowing. (25/02/2010)
Tough Love. from Saint Valentine. (17/02/2010)
The Tale of Emma Chissett (07/02/2010)
Through the net curtain (03/02/2010)
Spring Cleaning (21/01/2010)
Being the Monna Lisa. Exclusive. (16/01/2010)
The Young Poet (13/01/2010)
The Aged Poet. for Kealan if (12/01/2010)
in praise of a fellow poet (12/01/2010)
Sunlight on white paint. For the New Year (01/01/2010)
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