The Half of it All

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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

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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

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9 replies

  1. I half expected you to start channeling Ogden Nash….

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    • 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.

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

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

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

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