A Poet’s Rambling

World of satire.
Satire of satires.
A Senryu poem.

Can you imagine.
What life would be like.
If there were no death.

Though time would still past.
People would never perish.
Life without meaning!

Without a surprise.
Imagination would cease.
Dreams would never start.

Day would seem like night.
Time would be a foolish thing.
Night would seem like day.

The world predictive.
Children would cease from wonder.
Schooling a bother.

Wars might even cease.
No ends to justify means.
Peace with no limits.

Viewing his new world.
The pessimist might decry:
“The ‘New’ is the ‘Old.’”

Viewing his mindset.
The eternal optimist.
Sees Hope everywhere.

Mind not this message.
For this is just a poem.
A poet’s rambling.

Word of satire.
Satire of satires.
A Senryu poem.

About this poem

Just imagine living in another dimension of time where one would never grow old or would never die. How tolerable would such a world be? For some, it would be a dream come true. For others, it would be a nightmare. This thought is made for all to note: The silver lining of the optimist will always outshine the dark clouds of the pessimist. This composition, “A Poet’s Rambling,” is written in the format of an extended ten-stanza Japanese senryu poem highlighting the irony of life in all of its expectations; and that life without suffering, has no meaning.  

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Written on January 26, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 26, 2022

Modified by karlcfolkes on March 26, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aBC xxx xxd xex xdx xaa exx xxx xxx xcd aBC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 780
Words 170
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Imagination is reserved for poets, so a man thinks he is and dreams can be the pen and ink of masterpieces !
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Soulwriter
      Yes I agree! A poet's rambling is the best type of thing to read :)
      LikeReply1 year ago


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