~ Preface ~

When this book was first produced, a lively debate began regarding the use of archaic language.
Some said that the use of thee and thy alienates the modern reader.

Others said that these old-style words add to the romantic feeling of the verse, and in fact this is exactly the way these words came into my mind. I realize that I have used them with considerable poetic license.

Feelings on both sides of these questions were so strong that I decided to produce part of this little book twice within the same cover.

Choose the section you like best for any given poem, and do not hesitate to drop me a line if you have any further words that you would like to add to this debate.


You are welcome to talk to the author about this book if you are prepared to pay the long distance charges.

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-Paul Vereshack