Palinode (for dverse)

Palinode

I wish I hadn’t written
that poem that I regret
what I regret the most about it
is that I haven’t written it yet.

I wish I hadn’t written
a verse that makes no sense
you can’t regret the future
regret is past or present tense.

Grace over at dverse asks us to write a palinode.

“A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in a previous poem. “

She also quotes Ogden Nash which kind of inspired the above bit of nonsense!

17 thoughts on “Palinode (for dverse)

  1. Masa

    Clever. Reminds me of scribbles in a notebook, talking to yourself to round out the hard edges of a poem in progress. Witty and fun.

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  2. kim881

    Nice one, Jim! So much said in so few lines. These lines made me smile:
    ‘you can’t regret the future
    regret is past or present tense’.

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