Gems 9.80

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Image by 1PixStudio from Pixabay.

I think the moon must be to blame:

It fills the room with fairy flame;

It paints the wall, it seems to pour

A dappled flood upon the floor.

–Robert William Service, “Insomnia

“Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called “the Bard of the Yukon”. He is best known for his poems “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee”, from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses). This educational Robert William Service resource has information about the author’s life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.” Poetry Soup

Robert Service’s poem, “Insomnia” is an example of a “dithyramb.”

Dionysus/Bacchus. Image by Eveline de Bruin from Pixabay. Graphic art by NF.

definition: a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain

“This word comes from the Greek word dithyrambos which was the name for a wild and irregular poem honoring Dionysus, the god of wine, who was often lauded throughout the year during festivals at which poems of this style were read. Current use is for any short irregular poem.” “11 Bookish Words for Booklovers” -Merriam-Webster (Thanks, Mish!)

I hope we have a lovely weekend.

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