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The Mendicant and the Muse

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Mike
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0 posted 09-02-99 06:00 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Sage muse reposed on mountain high,
...surveyed the world below,
With glorified enlightenment,
...his wisdom would bestow,
Philosophes would scale the heights,
...to seek the truths of man,
Muse in didactic diatrabe
...regaled truths with elan.
One day a lowly mendicant,
...traversed the muse's peak,
Searching out the learned man,
...with whom he hoped to speak,
The beggar reached the mountaintop,
...and questioned of the muse,
If one were granted single wish,
...what should a person choose?
The muse replied, a simple choice,
...'Tis knowledge must elect,
For wisdom is the key to life,
...'Tis what I would select,
As beggar walked down mountainside,
...he turned and looked above,
I guess I'm just not erudite,
...For I'd have chosen love.

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Nan
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1 posted 09-02-99 06:23 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Absolutely Wonderful!!!


hoot_owl_rn
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What a wonderfully written poem....given a choice, I'd choose love too

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 09-02-99 06:53 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

My one wish would be half and half.
Well done I really enjoyed this poem.
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4 posted 09-02-99 08:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fabulous!! Absolutely fabulous! This is definitely one of the best!!!

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Denise
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5 posted 09-02-99 10:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Eye candy, for sure. An excellent read. Thanks, Mike!

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Mike
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6 posted 09-03-99 11:46 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for your comments. They are appreciated.
Sunshine
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Oh man, of all the choices, I guess I would have reluctantly chosen health...for if health I have none,...

but outside of my pedantic diatribe, I must ditto everyone else's comment. Well done, Sir!
Nicole
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Excellent!
Andrew Scott
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Top shelf material here! I think I'm with Sunshine on the "Health" wish.
doreen peri
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10 posted 09-04-99 01:37 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

A succinctly written verse. Thanks for sharing this. I think wisdom would have been my choice (since other's are voicing their choices).
Sue
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I vote for health, every time. But that's irrelevant, it is a simply wonderful poem!
 
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