A Lame Beggar
I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.
by John Donne
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21 Jul 2019 09:35
I'm unable to lie, yonder batman cries. If he say true he stands, sits or flies.
21 Jul 2019 05:04
This is such a great epigram with a humor inside....Yes the beggar is lame indeed he cant stand or move so he lies(maybe on the bed made of recycled papers and wood or maybe he lies on the floor) ...Truth and lies here are being used not as antonyms but as a pun to surprise and amuse the readers.
21 Jul 2019 12:55
As true today as ever.
21 Jul 2019 11:19
Brevity in the most profound write in amazing and, thus, it is a well deserved classic poem of the Day.
21 Jul 2019 10:43
Just two lines portray a picture, that's why it's a poem.