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    The burden of truth bends
    The punished mind until
    Atonement no longer provides
    A counterweight to the dative
    A mantissa to the accusative
    Henceforth the admonition
    Becomes an ineffable prolegomenon
    In the court of oyer and plaidoyer
    We plead autrefois acquit
    We shoulder our fardel
    Witch art in haven
    Shandy shandy shandy
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    (Original post by the bear)
    The burden of truth bends
    The punished mind until
    Atonement no longer provides
    A counterweight to the dative
    A mantissa to the accusative
    Henceforth the admonition
    Becomes an ineffable prolegomenon

    We shoulder our fardel
    Witch art in haven
    Shandy shandy shandy
    Another good poem Bear, I particularly liked the lines I bolded, especially the pun on 'Which art in heaven'. Nice work.
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    (Original post by sammy-lou)
    Another good poem Bear, I particularly liked the lines I bolded, especially the pun on 'Which art in heaven'. Nice work.

    Thy words have savour and
    Engender much easefulness
    Even as doth the water-brook
    Succour the panting hart or
    The kindly lanthorn's glimmer
    Guide the faltering step across
    The perilous darkling plain
    Fair lady of the coign creative
    Prithee accept my dedication
    Of these unworthy lines
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Thy words have savour and
    Engender much easefulness
    Even as doth the water-brook
    Succour the panting hart or
    The kindly lanthorn's glimmer
    Guide the faltering step across
    The perilous darkling plain
    Fair lady of the coign creative
    Prithee accept my dedication
    Of these unworthy lines
    In reply I must confess
    Uselessness and youthfulness
    In knowing your vivid lexical sets.
    Upon the welcome to my browser’s home,
    Resides a bookmark to dictionary.com –
    In honour of you, Mr Bear,
    Who’s fluorescent words leads me to fear
    A command of the English tongue
    Much inferior to that of some
    Who also inhabit The Student Room.
    So I plough away at this field of semantics
    (And please don’t think me sycophantic);
    I endeavour not to copy your words,
    But simply to reap their pleasant rewards.
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    (Original post by sammy-lou)
    In reply I must confess
    Uselessness and youthfulness
    In knowing your vivid lexical sets.
    Upon the welcome to my browser’s home,
    Resides a bookmark to dictionary.com –
    In honour of you, Mr Bear,
    Who’s fluorescent words leads me to fear
    A command of the English tongue
    Much inferior to that of some
    Who also inhabit The Student Room.
    So I plough away at this field of semantics
    (And please don’t think me sycophantic);
    I endeavour not to copy your words,
    But simply to reap their pleasant rewards.
    Such sweet benison to find my
    Poor words admir'd ~ yet the
    Puzzlement which freaks thy brow
    Doth cause me foul distemper
    Knowing that my popinjay tricks
    Have clouded thy fair countenance
    And set thee questing in some webbed
    Site to unravel my lexical phantasie
    Rather let the tender harmonies of
    My verses enchant thee as the song
    Of lark or merle delights with liquid
    Syllables of obscure meaning
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Such sweet benison to find my
    Poor words admir'd ~ yet the
    Puzzlement which freaks thy brow
    Doth cause me foul distemper
    Knowing that my popinjay tricks
    Have clouded thy fair countenance
    And set thee questing in some webbed
    Site to unravel my lexical phantasie
    Rather let the tender harmonies of
    My verses enchant thee as the song
    Of lark or merle delights with liquid
    Syllables of obscure meaning
    Would it be akin to the death of a Mockingbird
    To hunt the web for the meaning of select words?
    Am I tainting the purity of linguistic finesse,
    Because objective definition is what I request?
    Liquid syllables alone are not enough;
    When the meanings themselves are far from rough.
    There's a pleasure I seek in filling my mind
    With a plethora of words both crude and sublime,
    Both polysyllabic and straight-to-the-point,
    Both base Pig Latin and words of the Gods.
    Prithee my friend, don't feel displeased,
    Because your vocabulary just feeds that need -
    I'm happy to while away moments of time,
    Questing the Web: home to Spiders of Rhyme.
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    (Original post by sammy-lou)
    Would it be akin to the death of a Mockingbird
    To hunt the web for the meaning of select words?
    Am I tainting the purity of linguistic finesse,
    Because objective definition is what I request?
    Liquid syllables alone are not enough;
    When the meanings themselves are far from rough.
    There's a pleasure I seek in filling my mind
    With a plethora of words both crude and sublime,
    Both polysyllabic and straight-to-the-point,
    Both base Pig Latin and words of the Gods.
    Prithee my friend, don't feel displeased,
    Because your vocabulary just feeds that need -
    I'm happy to while away moments of time,
    Questing the Web: home to Spiders of Rhyme.
    Sweet bird of youth
    Whose merry stanzas cheer Aurora's gloom
    If thou seek'st for curious and orotund expressions
    To decorate thy bardic charivari
    Then I have plenty for thy pleasure ~
    Gaudy bows, curlicues and fancies
    Furbelows, trinkets, nosegays and flounces
    Such pleasant swags and swatches for to drape
    And wrap thy well-formed verses
    Sing bright sing long my pretty
    For our lonely art is antidote
    To a myriad of woes
    & a puissant specific
    Contra melancholy

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