A grook is is a poem that is aphoristic in nature. It is short and it has a rhyme scheme. An aphorism is a pithy statement, such as “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
If I were to break a law
I’d like it to be the law of gravity
Being earthbound has to be some sort of flaw
like I’m living in some deep cavity.
I am waiting for something bright and green
Something that pops energetically from the ground
not on a day when the harsh rainfall feels mean
and the baby plants look as if they are drowned.
I can’t watch the news
without fearing for the future of everyone
there’s nothing to be gained and too much to lose
when desperate people hide their fear behind a big gun.
9 thoughts on “G is for Grook”
Alice, wow! Nature and politics all in one concise poem! Well done. I do love it when I see a word I’ve never seen before. And “grook” drove me right to my search engine! I doubt I will ever look up Piet Hein’s grooks, learn Danish, or go read any of his 10,000 grooks. But yours is fun! Thanks!
thank you very much! I don’t think that I’m about to learn Danish, either, but I did look up some of Piet Hein’s grooks. He definitely had a style.
So much to learn about poetry! I never heard of a grook poem but I love yours!
Thank you, Martha! I had never heard of this poetic style until today!
Breaking the law of gravity could be useful as well as fun.
Tossing It Out
I can see that!!!
The grook was my first choice as well for the letter G but since I had written about it earlier, picked a different poetic form today.. Love how you combined so many different themes in your grook
I love to read your poems, Vidya!!! You are a true inspiration to me! Thank you for visiting!
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