Thanks for posting, guys. This is one also one of my favourites. I wrote it when I was hungover.
Hi Brett. No I don't talk like that - but it would be quite amusing to try for a day. I actually like the archaic language. ''Tis' was used to cut down to the right amount of syllables if memory serves. I quite like working with syllables. However, I see how it could come across as unnecessary or pretentious etc. Personally, I like it. It's a stylistic choice and one that suits a romantic poem. I think it's cool.
Also, do many people who write poetry speak in the same way that they construct their stanzas? That would also be quite amusing, archaic language aside.
I think it's the kind of thing that some people might like and some people might not. Maybe I could edit and re-post with the changes to see what people prefer? What do you think?
Either way, thank you for reading. I will check out some of your stuff later after lunch.
Speak soon. Thanks again. PT