Tuesday, July 4, 2017

An Independence Day Poem by the Editor

Fifty-six Brave Men
The Founders composed and signed--a letter.
The fetters that so maligned
shattered freeing soul and mind.

Poet's/Editor's Notes:  If there is one characteristic of America that makes her great it is adherence to her traditional motto:  e pluribus unum (out of many--one).  America takes the best aspects of every culture and makes them her own, usually with improvements.  Accordingly, I feel perfectly justified in presenting a foreign poetry form in honor of the 241st birthday of these United States.

The englyn penfyr was introduced to me yesterday by a Friend of Eretz.  It is a Welsh poetry form that dates back at least as far as the 9th century.  For more information on this beautiful and lyrical ancient form of poetry, see http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/forums/topic/987-1-englyn-penfyr-or-short-ended-englyn-in-the-old-style/.
Steven Wittenberg Gordon, Editor

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