Daily post writing challenge:

What do you fear? Write of it in a style not your own…..

While I cannot borrow from the genius of John Milton, his epic poem Paradise Lost contains many succulent vocabulary gems that just beg to be plucked like forbidden fruit. Thus, I borrow style from Reformation poets; or, put another way, if Virginia Woolf–in her essay A Room of One’s Own— can hypothesize that Shakespeare had a gifted sister, then perhaps John Milton had a slightly less gifted one.

The Day Dream: 1880 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Victoria and Albert Museum - London, UK) - Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The Day Dream: 1880 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Victoria and Albert Museum – London, UK) via pinterest

If John Milton Had A Sister (Who Was Afraid of the Dark)

‘I dread thee, dark ambrosial night
in all your swollen purple hues
I dread thy stealthy, padded tread,
your fetid blackness, unpursued

‘Oh seek I sweet repair of sleep–!
and deepest plunge in weightless dreams
‘Til glistening morn’ in flowing gold
Casts breathéd spell on all that seemed.’

 

 

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