Category Archives: Five Minute Poems

It Is Unthinkable That Wisdom Should Be Popular

GoetheIt is not enough to be correct, but it is enough to do good with what time we have.

T’is bitter fruit to eat the harvest of one’s own soul,
for the nature of small men is the world’s ghoul.

They Say This Noble People Free

A new constellation that might be,
to polish lines and verse to dull
in a profusion of inanity.

Would I could tow the line
and versify so sublime, divine,
to gorge on the lordly fare
and quaff the Presidents wine.

To learn to write to make a sale
towards rhyme I would surely rail
and hence and thence disperse my poverty
into a tome of a lifeless gale.