Construct, or: Construction

A limerick


Many hands make light work.

An old minstrel feeling weakly and sick
Called his bard pals to help him right quick;
Though seemingly absurd,
Each took up a single word...
That verse got constructed... brick by brick.

d’Verse Poetics

A Penny for Your Thoughts!

At d’Verse, poets were offered a list of adages and proverbs to select from, as inspiration for their poems:

  • โ€œMany hands make light work.โ€ Adagia
  • โ€œAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.โ€ Poor Richardโ€™s Almanack
  • โ€œFish and visitors stink after three days.โ€ Poor Richardโ€™s Almanack
  • โ€œTo err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.โ€ Poor Richardโ€™s Almanack
  • โ€œThings are not always what they seem.โ€ Bee-Keeper and the Beesโ€ from Aesopโ€™s Fables
  • โ€œThe truth shall set you free.โ€ John 8:32
  • โ€œTo everything there is a season.โ€ Ecclesiastes 3:1
  • โ€œLife is like a box of chocolates. You never know what youโ€™re going to get.โ€ Forrest Gump, the movie.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

54 thoughts on “Construct, or: Construction”

  1. This is brilliant David, love the image you paint here of creating a poem like building bricks! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

  2. So true,
    And i love how they each came
    Putting his life together
    Helping along brick by brick
    That’s the feeling i get
    And it is fine to be vulnerable
    As the limerick says.

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