FIDDLESTICKS

Sanity stands apart from poetry,
Viewing my pronouncements with disdain,
But if I should sing a little song,
Sanity may yet smile, and not think me wrong,
Not think poetry is insane.

Yes, we wish we were inhabited by gods,
But the gods have left us alone
To ourselves, to ourselves,
To strive for a barren throne.

Sanity has something to do
In the parlor, at the store;
So this poem is over.
I won’t be singing to her anymore.

But later, in the evening,
When she is tired and needs to rest,
I will sing to sanity softly,
And poetry, she’ll admit, is best.

 

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1 Comment

  1. noochinator said,

    February 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Ahhhhh….. no “message”…. I far prefer a mess of poetic pottage to a pot of non-poetic message….


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