The Virtue of Brevity
Socrates: By Hera, Gorgias, I do like your answers.
They couldn’t be shorter!
Gorgias: Yes, Socrates, I daresay
I’m doing it quietly nicely.
-From Plato’s Gorgias.
Oh those long-winded preachers
I grew up listening to in the South!
On and on they’d beseech us—
With diarrhea of the mouth.
If you can’t say it in 15 minutes,
Then I have but one retort:
No sinner has walked out on a sermon
Because it was too short.
This Is Your Brain
…for us learning is no other than recollection.
Recollection requires a memory,
So protect your head from trauma!
If learning is just remembering,
Then be moderate with marijuana.
Bio: Among other things, Daniel is the lead singer/lyricist for the indie rock band, Mining for Rain, and a member of the Colorado Poets Center. His full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, will be released in the fall of 2015 by Alabaster Leaves Publishing. To learn more, visit: http://about.me/dklawitter