Ode to the ordinary


For the comfort of familiarity
the relaxation of wild hilarity
the consolation of whimsicality
we give thanks.

For the drab routine of boring mundanity
the culture shock of harsh reality
the discomfort we feel at crass inanity
we close our eyes

For meeting life with adaptability
responding to change with flexibility
living our lives with originality
we do our best.



Miz Quickly comes up with some great prompts. This one was to write an ode to celebrate the drab, peculiar or mundane  with a touch of sadness.  As it’s a while since I wrote an  ode, I looked it up and found the unhelpful advice to write three stanzas with lines of unequal length;  strophe, antistrophe and epode.  Your guess is as good as mine.

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5 Responses to Ode to the ordinary

  1. Magpie Sue says:

    Thanks for this. It accurately reflects my feelings today.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Misky says:

    I like the appearance of those three shorter lines. Ties it together.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. katechiconi says:

    For the continuing ability
    To express ourselves with great facility
    On matters sad or of great levity
    We thank the Lord.
    Good one Viv. You nailed it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Victoria says:

    I love those kind of days…no doctor;s appointments, just wonderful dull duties. And poetry.

    Liked by 2 people

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