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Monday Poetry Prompt: Judgement


This week let’s write a judgement poem. Did anyone notice I forgot to post a prompt last Monday? I’m guilty. Pass your sentence in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


4 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Judgement

  1. In ancient Greek ‘kritik’ stood for both 

    subjective criticism and objective judgement.

    ‘Krisis’ was a legal term denoting civic order.

    In Latin it came to mean the moment before judgement.


    Crisis and judgement are connected.

    For Aristotle, crisis is perpetual in political society. 

    For Christianity, worldly crisis deferred 

    means perpetual crisis of conscience. 

    Medical ‘crisis’ once included symptoms and diagnosis, 

    divided between perfect and imperfect (possibility of relapse), acute and chronic. Crisis. Critical. Judgement.

    17th century, a fresh application of the medical terminology

     to the ‘body politic’

    Edmund Burke’s ‘crisis’ closer to medical, 

    Thomas Paine’s closer to theological. 

    Similarly, while you see the shift to theological meaning 

    from 1627-1714 in the form of Rudyerd, Baillie and Steele, 

    or Parliamentarian, Covenentor and Whig, 

    the theological tone in Rousseau is countered 

    by what seems to be a silence 

    where you might expect to find a predecessor 

    to Burke – Hobbes.

    What was Hobbes’ judgement?

    Crisis. Critical. Chronic. Acute.

    Body. Polis. Theos. Judgement.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jeremy Ray Jewell | December 17, 2018, 9:41 PM
  2. No 🍷 for you!😈😁

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | December 17, 2018, 5:49 PM
  3. The leader denied the readers their prompt
    Did he forget or with work was he swamped?
    What punishment shall fit?
    To be fair but also legit?
    One week without the grapes that are stomped!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | December 17, 2018, 3:43 PM

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