Tanka: Marlowe’s End

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Officially dead
A strange mysterious end
Debts paid in Deptford
Your legacy is besmirched
Talents ever apparent

*427 years ago today the poet, dramatist and suspected intelligencer or spy, Christopher Marlowe, officially died in Deptford, east London.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

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