Sleight, or: Mind

A sijo

If somebody were to meet me \ after reading my poetry
and expect me to be clever \ I would feel like a great fake
because it's merely sleight of mind \ but please don't quote me on that

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Euripides (c.โ€‰480 โ€“ c.โ€‰406 BCE)

33 thoughts on “Sleight, or: Mind”

  1. This is so true, for me๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ and I expect you’ll be a very friendly person in person ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ‘Sleight of mind’ is a clever turn of phrase, David. I think Euripides knew whereof he was speaking about, yet yours is the case of cleverness which is part of wisdom.
    Air hugs,

  3. Here’s your brother David, have always felt the same! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”

    1. โค thanks so much, Kima โค

      I'm definitely trying! I love writing, and I only picked it up again recently… after many, many years.


  4. HAHA! I feel the same way! I can never come up with the witty response in real time. But give me a couple hours to mull over a response and I sound very clever! Still I think you would be an interesting conversationalist.

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