Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sesquipedalians Rule

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Sesquipedalians Rule

“Give a silent man a pen and a piece of paper.”

--Criss Jami.

Some folks

who bump into

a strange new word

become bumfuzzled.

Most poets, however

are stricken with forelsket,

and just can’t wait 

to look the word up.

Once the interloper

is defined,

they embrace 

merak, and the universe

has a scintilla of joy.

It is not that we eniteo.

or achieve enlightenment,

but we do feel

the stir of susurrus

as we close our eyes

that are awash with phospenes.

Then we connect

to our orenda, becoming

an outlaw of the sensorium.


by the sea,

as we stare

into a empyrean sky

rife with fire,

witnessing the sun

dipping behind the flat horizon,

we reside, temporarily

at our querencia,  and we feel

a bit alliferous

as we levitate.

Glenn Buttkus 

Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub

Monday, September 5, 2022


painting by Sidney Holmes. 


“The idle man cannot know what it is to enjoy

rest, for he has not earned it.”--John Lubbock.

I’ve had

those jobs

pouring iron,

with machines,

assembly lines,

picking up dead rats,

and swinging a


for 8 hours,

and they were work--

no satisfaction

beyond a paycheck;

but as a

Special Educator,

I actually did 

good works,

and loved every day.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub