Casting Bricks Challenge

 

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!