Hannington Mumo

Gold Star - 5,260 Points (17th November 1987 / Kenya)

Logagraphia - Poem by Hannington Mumo

Some perhaps more fortunate poets will
With greater ease urge their heeding quill,
To tell in switching tones many juicy tales,
Of love-aided treks and shipwrecked sails.

Not so for this goofing lyricist whose
Heart-felt lays Muse hesitates to aid.
His adequately regaling yarns refuse
To relay accounts by raw feeling said.

While true impulse says song is sweet,
His loth pen lies that such ditties cheat
The listening heart with strange sights,
With fake ideals set on fictious heights.

Although unsullied emotion colors love
As that rare thing that it has often been,
His pabulum lines mar it with banal ink,
Cladding in dross the slick gold unseen.

The blundering odist displays want of skill,
But let his themes not lose their latent thrill.

Topic(s) of this poem: writing

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