Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

'A Villanelle' by Thaumoctopus Mimicus


Why should the cosmic status quo oblige
pretenders disinclined to settle down?
Each entity should choose a single guise.

How impudent (some say) to play for time.
How rude to speak one’s beak; how high/lowbrow.
Why should the cosmic status quo oblige?

A dilettante which can’t make up its mind
is less a cynosure and more a clown.
Each entity must choose a single guise.

And yet, if talent lends itself to mime
and amateurs prefer to play around
why shouldn’t universal law oblige?

I make no bones about my biased eyes
and view all faithful frauds as tantamount
to entities which choose a single guise.

Till proven wrong I’ll spin contrariwise
and gird my suckered limbs to stand my ground.
Why should the cosmic status quo oblige
each entity to choose a single guise?

Submitted: Thursday, February 06, 2014
Edited: Thursday, February 06, 2014

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  • Rookie - 696 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (2/9/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    Woah! I like to interpret such oracular muse in my own way or in difrent ways. Enjoyd the ambiguity.
    For instance till proven wrong i'd love to spin in theistic circles esp since there's so much evidence for God's existence rather than against Him.
    Diane yor phrasing and literary effects are awesome here in cosmic diction. Im forever interestd in the cosmos. Tak care. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,550 Points Lyn Paul (2/6/2014 6:06:00 AM)

    A brilliant write Diane, again you are showing your amazing talent. Thank you (Report) Reply

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