Thursday, June 19, 2014

Huuklyeand Cinquor on Gnomic Verse

Savants who should know better 
Keep telling me it’s best 
To let things go; the next thing 
You know they’ll be underground 
Just like me, wishing they’d held on 
To whatever they cherished 
A wee bit more. 

Moderator’s comments: 
 “Less is more”— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


  1. Vassilis,

    whether the intention's purposely ironic or not, you are master of this gnomic style. It's time for a gnomologia...

  2. Thanks, Conrad. As for the question of whether or not it's time for a tome of Cinquor's apophthegmata, I'm certainly no gnomon when it comes to indicating which way his shadow's going to move, so I think it's best we ask him for his γνώμη concerning the matter.


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