Sonnet Exercise: If….

If men were mice and, giggling, smaller grown,
Their friv’lous larks subsumed creative spark.
Then think about our greatest wonders: Rome,
Moll Flanders, calculus and Noah’s Ark.
Then think of Nature, Sun, moon, fields and flowers,
Tranquility distilled in trickling rills.
Think! What better way to live your hours,
Than careless flaunting with the daffodils.
But worldly, weary, care-worn types contend
“You cannot spend your life in jest. What waste!
To Skimpole and stutter, from start to end
No gain. The histr’y books forget post-haste.”
So seeking greener thoughts it’s best
To ponder shapes in clouds, not peer towards the West.

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