From Gnomes to Longfellows

For next to being a great poet is the power of understanding one.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I will never understand you,
Mister Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
You may have had the greatest
ever porn star name
And you let it go to waste.

Elämää on runous
kaikilla kielillä.

Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.

Robert Frost

Effects reflect interests
Pleasure suits time best

I grew up on a road
with two dead ends
A potholed journey
lived in the bends

Scars are the jewellery
of life lived free

Only fighting

the small battles
Makes you small

I look    forward
to being an old man
I look     behind
To mock youth’s plan

There is no other choice
Once it is made

Love is just a word
Until it is said by the right person

Gnomic poetry consists of sayings that expressed natural, moral, and social truths in a brief, solemn, authoritative manner. They were known by the Greeks as gnomes, from the Greek word for “an opinion”

Weekly Theme:
Forms I’ve Never Attempted
National Poetry Writing Month
(also known as NaPoWriMo)

21 thoughts on “From Gnomes to Longfellows

  1. 🤦‍♀️😂 I though “gnomes” were those cheeky lawn ornaments. I guess that first poem was the long and short of it. 😁😉💙

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  2. ‘I grew up on a road
    with two dead ends
    A potholed journey
    lived in the bends’

    – I mean this is gravestone material right here!! 🤪

    These are glorious Mr Mouse – shows off your versatility to a tee!! 😁👍🖤

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    1. You’re right! Maybe it will be on mine.
      Maybe I could find a career writing epitaphs. I actually write one for Nixon coming in a few weeks.

      Thank you. Just the jottings if a wandering mind 😉💚

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