Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day #17, Epigram

Definition of Epigram
An Epigram is a very short, satirical and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain. The term epigram is derived from the Greek word 'epigramma' meaning inscription. The epigram was cultivated in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by poets like Ben Jonson and John Donne who wrote twenty-one English epigrams.

Ode' to Date Night

I slept, I slept past eight
I feel, I feel so great!
One childless night
one husband sleeping
the world is right
I think I'll keep him!

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