The English Side of Greek: A Found Flashcard Poem

Early in the morning, early

I receive plan, purpose, vision.


Foolish, foolishness:

Custom, habit.


Mind, understanding,

Thought from within.

Within I join, cling to,

Staff, rod.


(Leather) bottle, wineskin,

I seize, take hold of.

I reject, refuse, power, might.


Zebedee, I go over, pass over.


Babylon: tribunal, judgement seat.

Boundary, region net. Fishnet.

Gehenna, hell.


Thunder! I blow a trumpet.

Greater, more: I multiply.

I am rich. I lie down, recline.

Master of the house.

I burn up, consume,

Very much, exceedingly.


Prostitute, I torment.

Hunger, famine, colt, tooth, Roman.

Baptist, Baptizer,

I inquire.

I give rest, refresh, I take

A rest.


Knee, lampstand, I lead out.

Courtyard, reed, Bethany.

I cry out, shout. Magdalene

Most of all, especially,


Published by Stephaniesninthsuitcase

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I’m a Fresno, CA native. After studying at Biola University, I received my MLIS (Masters in Library Science) from San Jose State University. I live with my mom, poet Kimberly Vargas Agnese, and serve as her unofficial agent. We reside at MeadowArc, a food forest in its infancy. I am called to, and passionate about, purity. In fact, the name Agnes means “pure.” Before I was born, my mom felt led to include the name Agnes in her name, and in the names of her children. My full, hyphenated name includes 26 letters (but not the whole alphabet).

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