Discerning – A Meditation

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David Byron

David Byron is a software developer working for the military-industrial complex. At Popehat, he writes about art, language, theater (mostly magic), technology, lyrics, and aleatory ephemera. Serious or satirical poetry spontaneously overflows from him while he's recollecting in tranquility. @dcbyron

7 Responses

  1. Zack says:

    3 stanzas.

    4/8/4 line structure.

    Unique line structures: 4 and 8.

    Normalize by common factor: 8/4=2, 4/4=1

    2+1=3

    Half life 3 confirmed.

  2. David says:

    In just a little while, then, it'll decay into a clerihew.

  3. ChrisTS says:

    I have been rather dreading the start of a new academic year, but somehow this poem has … encouraged me.

  4. En Passant says:

    "Discerning",
    From bathos elevates questions burning.
    Among them: how entire philosophies
    Decay to doggerel lines like these.

    Ducking and running, I remain in form
    yr fthfl srvnt, &c &c.

  5. David says:

    @En Passant
    My howling doggerel off its leash
    Releases an existential cry.
    Should you happen to hearken that querulous cur,
    Please call a Catcher in the Why.

  6. sorrykb says:

    Came to Popehat for the snark, stayed for the snark and the art.

  7. Earle says:

    Regarding your discerning taste in music, Marian Call is mentioned in the article below:

    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2013/07/10-alaska-bands-you-should-listen-to-now.html