Poetry Wednesday – March 3, 2010

3 Mar

It’s been a wild two weeks in the Moore household (See the post below).  I’ve found myself pining for a more productive, exciting (in more positive ways), life, but his adorable poem speaks a very simple truth.  The creative, the beautiful, and the powerful all have simple duties in their lives.


Arthur Guiterman

No matter what we are and who,
Some duties everyone must do:

A poet puts aside his wreath
To wash his face and brush his teeth,

And even Earls
Must comb their curls,

And even Kings
Have underthings.

As always, more poems at Enanoslivo!


4 Responses to “Poetry Wednesday – March 3, 2010”

  1. beth johnson March 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    It is adorable and put a smile on my face. Thank you!

  2. Molly Sabourin March 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Oh, Jennifer, I’m glad you’re daughter is ok!! My stomach totally tightened up when you described her hitting her lip on the stool because we have SO been there and done that and, o-o-o-o, it never gets less traumatic for this mama. It sounds like you handled it like a real pro!

    What a great little poem!! I always look forward to your picks.

  3. Kris March 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    You have had a big week! And you should be proud, a strong girl to require so much holding down! Glad all of you made it through.

    This is what’s good about poetry, we don’t always have the mental and emotional capacity for long and super deep ones. Sometimes the short and funny ones are perfect.

  4. Jenny Schroedel March 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    This poem totally tickles my funny bone. It is so simple, so true and so light. Thanks for posting it!

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