‘Ode to Matters of Fact’ and Other Poetry by Joseph Psarto The Society December 30, 2013 Humor, Poetry 2 Comments Ode to Matters of Fact The best advice I’ve ever read — if you don’t breathe you’ll soon be dead. And secondly — a pleasant wife can rid a man of moan and strife. Then third — rye whiskey in a glass can knock a good man on his ass. So keep on breathing, marry well, forego the booze or go to hell. Kiddle Loo, Kiddle Lee (for the children) Sedge and thistle and Queen Anne’s lace, a dandelion flaunting her golden face, pennycress, milkweed, foxtail, and wort, I love wild creatures of any sort. Groundhog and blacksnake and fox and bat, a beaver who’s wearing a wet furry hat, a mole and his wife who live underground, a trumpeter swan and her wonderful sound. Some call them feral, a horrible word for such beauty and grace. It’s simply absurd! A better announcement, it seems to me, might be a song – kiddle loo, kiddle lee. Featured Image: “A Woman singing and a Man with a Cittern Painting” by Godfried Schalcken NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses John W. Carlson December 30, 2013 I’d like to read more of this guy’s work. Wonderful! Reply Nancy Sergovic December 31, 2013 Loved the poems. How about more from Mr. Psarto Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.