WOW #60


I am greatly saddened that I will sadden you.  I weep, that you will weep, when I introduce the triplets of unhappiness.


Elegy – a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
a sad or mournful musical composition.

Threnody – a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead; dirge; funeral song.

Monody – a Greek ode sung by a single voice, as in a tragedy; lament.
a poem in which the poet or speaker laments another’s death; a threnody.
Pretty much just a solo of threnody

The optimist thinks that we live in the best of times. 
The pessimist fears that that is true. 

In these days of COVID 19, it is easy to believe that we have things rough, but society, and life in general, must be improving, if we no longer have these three words around to use regularly.  I hope that none of my readers have lost anyone close to them.

There will always be doomsayers, and wet blankets, who can knit a grey cloud from a silver lining, with much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.  I prefer to always look on the bright side, even if people think that I’m none too bright for doing so.  I feel it’s a good idea to laugh at being sad.  To prove it, here’s some of the old gang from Hee-Haw to show you how.

10 thoughts on “WOW #60

  1. Hee hee hee…┗(^∀^)┛


  2. Rivergirl says:

    That’s what’s wrong with this country. Not enough Greek odes.


  3. I still see the word “elegy” here in America, but I don’t recognize the other two words. When I was a kid, I used to watch all the Hee-Haw episodes. It’s actually a better show than people will admit.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t think that I’ve seen “Elegy” since we studied Gray’s Elegy in a Country Churchyard in high school. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen the others used. 😯
      Like much good comedy, Hee-Haw used humor to teach real-life lessons. I believe that it was the first show to use the cut-and-paste method of assembly. People in the same episode never met each other. 😳 🙂

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  4. Nobody nobody monody dying yin Yang anglers. I have not read monody before. You wrote “wet blanket” line well. Thanks.


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