The Intellectual Elf



Working at looking studious,
  the academic went his way

Pontificating what he didn’t know,
  his students bowed and swayed

Reading only what was duly sworn
  writing safe, within the shelf

To himself was he now smitten blind
   —an intellectual elf

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2015)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on November 26, 2018

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX XX XA XA X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 284
Words 44
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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