There is a difference between
monologue and soliloquy.
At root they sound the same
but they don’t play the same game.
is ever so sweet to me
but the monologue?
Along it prosaically slogs.
The divine soliloquy of the Dane
sounds poetically poignant if a tad insane.
Most preachers preach dreary monologues,
which go on way too long.
Would that a preacher quote
the very pleasant notes
of Shelley, Keats or Joyce
upon which to rejoice.
It might scandalize the parishioner
but others might stand and cheer
for the preacher who sees
the poetic beauty in soliloquies
and avoids the prosaic slogs
of most monologues.