Help Write The Greatest Elegy in the History of Pandemics. Take that Publius!

This is a public service message from your local community poet.  Stay home!

Now, back to our regular programming…

oviduoPublius Ovidius Naso: AKA Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.

As the poet, Ovid once said

Here are the rules: any verse is okay, rhymes and meter optional, any language, add Your verse or verses as a comment and share with others and together we will write the Greatest Elegy in the History of Pandemics.  Take that Publius!

Elegy to The Coronavirus Pandemic

We’ve been to London and to France

But now we’re staying home

Not heading to a Sardinian dance

Cause now we’re staying home

What need have we of coffee out

For now we’re staying home

With so much risk and so much doubt

Oh yes,  we’re staying home

Who really needs a dinner out

Damn straight we’re staying home

Baseball and Olympic Flames

Not now, we’re staying home

We all will miss the precious games

Still now we’re staying home

it’s been announced that
the future is suspended
plans upended indefinitely

dreams postponed
being in the moment
is current “superior” mandate

involuntary enlightenment
if there ever was one
humorless oxymoron

how contrary it feels
to the world begotten
with a live shiny droplet

now a different particle
that escapes definition of life
works at cross-purpose

yet the universe will
deny it its nourishment
as we pray and hope sincerely…

 

3 thoughts on “Help Write The Greatest Elegy in the History of Pandemics. Take that Publius!

  1. Cool song, Joey:)

    So many topics are linked to this “staying home” thing, I have trouble choosing. I will shortly. Great idea, Ovid!

  2. it’s been announced that
    the future is suspended
    plans upended indefinitely

    dreams postponed
    being in the moment
    is current “superior” mandate

    involuntary enlightenment
    if there ever was one
    humorless oxymoron

    how contrary it feels
    to the world begotten
    with a live shiny droplet

    now a different particle
    that escapes definition of life
    works at cross-purpose

    yet the universe will
    deny it its nourishment
    as we pray and hope sincerely…

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