Let the children lamentations sing
For we are by the internet captive taken
Let the strong youth petitions bring
For our pure reason not be forsaken
Let grownups extol the joy of books
For it is by writing and reading we live
Let the elders shepherd with staffs and crooks
For it is seeming that to us their wisdom they give
Posted to Jilly’s December Casting Bricks Challenge as a challenge fragment. While this is not a religious poem, the style is lifted from the Psalms… or perhaps more likely from Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno. Either way, don’t feel that you have to lockstep in this form. Have fun. You won’t hurt my feelings.
Another section of Jubilate Agno, featuring Jeoffry the cat!