"Aristotle with a Bust of Homer" by Rembrandt‘Sing Me Not’ by Oliver Mort The Society February 21, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Humor, Poetry 2 Comments Goddess, sing me not, that barbaric yawp of man’s puny sorrows. He wants to swap his countless ills, not go down to Hades. The dogs and vultures wait to lick the blades of his small quarrel, spilled like cheap Merlot from the gods’ table. A TV talk show, O Muse, has replaced you. It croons out doom like a tone-deaf jazz singer. Homer’s tune is in the jukebox waiting a dollar but it’s unplugged and no one seems bothered. Oliver Mort is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. His poetry has been published in many fine journals such as The Rialto, The Yellow Nib, Envoi and others. He has new work due in Wasafiri in 2018. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” 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 Steven Shaffer February 22, 2018 Love the pithiness and pointed-ness. Reply Andrew Ramirez March 2, 2018 I enjoyed everything about this. Wonderful. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.