Sleeping in a barrel and living like a dog,
Diogenes was born twenty five centuries ago
in Sinope, a city on the Black Sea coast.
One of the founders of the ancient Greek
Philosophical School of Cynicism, Diogenes
Saw free speech as the supreme human virtue.
Plato recognized the genius of his colleague
but regarded him as a " Socrates gone mad".
One early afternoon Plato delivered a lecture
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: cynicism ,irony,philosophy