A Charming and Rakish Poet

Today, on the anniversary
of the famous poet’s birthday,
it has been found
that the 19th and 20th century
poet of spiritual renown
was a serial philanderer
with wealthy dowagers all over town
to fund his poetry which
critics anoint
as the near greatest
ever to be found.
In hind sight, perhaps we
should thank his exploits
for stoking the poetic muse.
Nobody’s perfect and, not only
is his poetry renowned,
but, apparently, his masculine
charms were hard to refuse.

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