Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

Ballade to the Forgotten Poets of the Ages


Detested by both men and gods,
like nobles who have bitterly decayed,
the Verlaines wither; wealth remains
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  • Freshman - 2,098 Points John Richter (1/6/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    I like how he adds himself to the legion of forgotten poets. And oh how true it is that we sacrifice ourselves to the glorious fraud that somehow future glory awaits our scribbles. By searching just now I discovered that there is a difference between the ballad and ballade forms.... Learn something everyday. Of course at my age I'll forget it by tomorrow.... Nice thoughtful poem, though I'll say the author may have been a bit pessimistic.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,020 Points Peter Stavropoulos (1/6/2014 3:48:00 PM)

    Apposite poem for PoemHunter. A 'ballade to the forgotten poets', I'm with them. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 12:29:00 AM)

    ....maybe some poets will be like Robert frost and not be forgotten...

    ~And off in some far future epoch:
    'What forgotten poet' I should like it to be asked
    'has written such a beggarly
    ballade to the forgotten poets? '~ (Report) Reply

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