Thursday, March 8, 2012

Zorba's Wisdom


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Zorba’s Wisdom

Fourth Triolet

“Clever people and grocers,
They weigh everything.”
always lifting their leg, those curs,
Clever people and grocers,
but without a sweet smile like hers,
they remain forever just a ding-a-ling;
Clever people and grocers,
They weigh everything.

Glenn Buttkus

March 2012

Listed as #16 over at dVerse Poets-FFA

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Clever people and grocers,
they weigh everything" ... again, your repeated lines are perfect.

And boy is this a great line:
"but without a sweet smile like hers" ... wit without beauty may masquerade as folly

Some days, I think I could say absolutely anything and be found clever ... unless I'm having a bad hair day or have missed the mark on my makeup applique.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Mary said...

Ah, weighing can be either a blessing or a curse. Nice triolet. I notice this is your second one. it is a form that resonates with me as well and plan to write more. For now, here is mine:

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2012/03/lost-city.html

Mama Zen said...

Very clever write!

Manicddaily said...

Very clever! I really enjoyed this--funny but there's a bit of winsomeness in the "like hers" too. Very nice. K.

Semaphore said...

Very clever! And this underlines how easily you've taken to the form, as if it were instinctive. Good work!

C Rose said...

well I hate to overuse a term, but this is very clever and a wonderful triolet! ~ Rose

Bodhirose said...

That Zorba's got a point...enjoyed both your triolet's through the spirit of Zorba...

S.E.Ingraham said...

nicely done ... tricky form this and you've done it proud ...

http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.com/2012/03/grief-leaves-heart.html