The Half of it All

17399-Glass-Of-Color

Transcribe a mind for its knowledge

Spilled ink not learned in college

A glass half full of the smallage

Fine brandy subject to a tallage

Sad souls sell their knowledge

A glass half empty of the smallage

Creative senses lost in college

Witless souls live that on the edge

Their expiration beyond the ledge

 §

This poem is dedicated to anotherwisemonkey The challenge is to write a poem using words that rhyme with knowledge. 

Smallage-the celery, Apium graveolens, especially in its wild state. wild celery Tallage-Medieval History. a tax paid by peasants to the lord of their manor.

Eugenia

CC93a

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/17399/glass-of-color

 

  9 comments for “The Half of it All

  1. 06/10/2017 at 11:12 pm

    I half expected you to start channeling Ogden Nash….

    Liked by 1 person

    • 06/11/2017 at 10:06 am

      Thank you, John. I am a fan of Ogden Nash and his unconventional style. I hadn’t thought about him until your mention. Thank you for bringing him to my attention.

      Like

  2. 06/11/2017 at 8:00 am

    Love this! You have exceeded my expectations. And thank you for teaching me the word “smallage”.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 06/11/2017 at 3:52 pm

    Well done, Eugenia… you found quite a few words there and worked them in well.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 06/11/2017 at 11:10 pm

    Your poem does tell a story. You have a way with words.

    Liked by 1 person

Communication shows appreciation 😉

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Being MJ Every Day

An honest and raw story of survival and recovery.

The Meeting Place Of The World

Where it All comes together...

Poems for Warriors

We are at war. Life is a battle. Every day we fight for joy, peace… love. This is correspondence from the frontlines.

The Chronicles of a Fantasy Writer

Newbie writer sharing her writing experience and thoughts on books, shows, movies, and everything in between.

blackwings666

Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

The 50 year old poet

Your never to old to start again

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

The Busy Young Mom

young mom, weight gain, yoga, enlightenment, nature, home decor, fulltime working mom, paralegal, law student, organization

Little Literature

Thoughts of the pressed madman/pressed by burden of self truth/ atlast he howls prior death/ his howl mated with a nightingle's coo/ and a poetry is born

Michèle's Blog

For the love of our human spirit

The Dark Horse

"I serve a slice of my soul, catering not for an audience but showcasing a platter, aspiring not to conjure unpalatable abhorrent reflections but perchance vivify contemplations with thought provoking ingenuity. Bon appetit." - TDH

Friendship143page

Friendship143page

Rusted Honey

Poetry, haiku, tanka, and micropoetry

mysevensstoreys

one man's spiritual journey home

A Fish Named Karen

Loving the beautiful mess that I am and sharing my truth

Lance Sheridan

~Plaited Poems~

Consider Faith: A Blog on Christian Social Justice

A blog on Social Justice from the Christian Perspective

All The Shoes I Wear

Writing Down The Bones

SLAY IN YOUR LANE.

♥️Off Duty Nurse ♥️

Melody Chen

Word-Experimentalist

My experience

digital banega village

Between Moon and Me

Secrets, Dreams, and Pleas

%d bloggers like this: