Theognis

(540 BC - 480 BC / Greece)

Fragments - Lines 0213 - 0218


My heart, display toward all your friends a changeful character,
Adding into it the disposition that each one has.
Adopt the disposition of the octopus, crafty in its convolutions, which takes on
The appearance of whatever rock it has dealings with.
At one moment follow along this way, but at the next change the color of your skin:
You can be sure that cleverness proves better than inflexibility.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: change, heart, friend

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Fragments - Lines 0213 - 0218 by Theognis )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Draw, Abby Sze
  2. They Will Be Playing Trick, Neela Nath
  3. you are not alone, jade mears
  4. Anti Bullying Poem, jade mears
  5. Bosses Week, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Musical toy, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Paper Hearts, Susan Lacovara
  8. Appreciating The Boss, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. A poem for paige, jade mears
  10. Angel, Brian J. Stafford
[Hata Bildir]