Shawn L. Bird

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poem-7 February 19, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:12 pm
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The ancient Greeks formalized education.

Men should seek the seven liberal arts.

They must know grammar,

rhetoric,

dialectics.

Then move on to

music

arithmetic,

geometry,

astronomy

and always consider the tenets of philosophy.

You must begin knowing how words connect,

how to persuade others,

how to think logically and analytically,

then explore

sound,

numbers,

shapes,

and stars.

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poem- 3 powers October 19, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:30 am
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Three powers

of the ancient bards:

to rouse the listener to joyful laughter,

to desolate the listener to sorrowful tears,

to comfort the listener to peaceful sleep.

Three powers

of the harper.

Three powers

of the wordsmith.

Three powers

I seek.

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