The Poet's Dream, I

it is addressed thusly:
A fragment.
it reads:
"Trouble's root sprouts forth in youth
Whose beginning is before remembrance
Unveiled, the heart finds earth uncouth
From whence it first found entrance."

Ephrem had then set down his pen
His tea-kettle whistled for attention
And askance the pen it lay for ten
Seconds and dripped extension
To his letter, if to make it better
Or twas its penned pretension.


  1. Wow! Yo dawg, that was a poem within a poem.

    So, I had a thought for the moment and it is this: Love something and it will become lovable. Where have I heard this before?

  2. Hmm, I just dunno... seems familiar, but from where?

  3. Ah...I found it!

    "There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast'; that a thing must be loved before it is loveable.

    -Chesterton in "The Ethics of Elfland"


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