Flat Earth – (palinode)

Flat Earth

What if the Earth was flat

Imagine that

There are some who still believe

Wondering if at some point

They might wander too far in the breeze

And sailing on suddenly drop off the edge

Into the abyss of lost souls’ deep wedge…


Flat Earth – (Palinode)

Who could imagine

that the Earth is flat

Surely no one still believes

Knowing the Earth is round

With ships sailing in the breeze

The only edge is the outer edge

As astronauts rocket into space

Just as pretty as you please

Today at d’Verse, Grace introduced us to a poetry form called a palinode. A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in a previous poem. I decided to use my tongue in cheek poem Flat Earth as written above.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com

To read the original complete Flat Earth poem click here: https://wordpress.com/post/rothpoetry.wordpress.com/19293

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

62 thoughts on “Flat Earth – (palinode)

  1. Dwight I don’t think there is any limit to how far out some beliefs are. How would a flat-earther know where the edge is? It would seem they’d be “on edge” all of the time, in fear of falling off….

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  2. I’ve heard the whole argument about flat earth before. Can’t fall off because of the ice ring that circles the earth they say. Of course, with global warming, maybe we’ll be slipping off before long. There are also those who believe in hollow earth. Globe earth is so out! 😆

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  3. Dwight,
    Such a beautiful palinode, this image especially: “Knowing the Earth is round/With ships sailing in the breeze”! I simply can’t believe there are those who think the earth is flat. Still, the earth being round, how will we see Christ all at once, both western and eastern hemispheres at once? Hmm. 🙂

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  4. This is an absolutely riveting topic for your palinode! The theory is still out there for debate 🙂 Lets see how long people will wrestle with it 💝💝

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  5. How brave were those first explorers who set out, believing that they risked sailing off the edge of the earth? About as brave as modern-day astronauts who know the risks of space flight. Nicely phrased, Dwight!

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