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nothing, zilch, nix, diddly squat

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nothing, zilch, nix, diddly squat

the saddest thought -
to have lived for naught

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 3:01:00 PM

    I've not heard of this form...must look it up. I don't think any of us live for naught, we just need to find a purpose that fufills our life. Enjoyed.

    Australis Avatar Arturus Australis Date: 1/11/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (cont'd from below) to emphasise the very thing you have referred to: finding your purpose. However, I do think hedonists have lived for naught as, being self-absorbed, they miss the whole purpose of life, which Huxley put so well when he said something along the lines of there is only one worthwhile form of progress and that is progress towards charity and compassion.
    Australis Avatar Arturus Australis Date: 1/11/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole; Its body brevity, and wit its soul. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge Glad you enjoyed. The Wikipedia article (from which I've lifted the Coleridge quote) explains the origin and development of this very varied form. I struggle to categorise some of my poetic efforts. As to this one, its point was (cont'd)