And now for something a little different…
I have a confession.
I write poetry.
- I love playing with the structure of language.
- I love how in poetry often less is more.
- And I love things that rhyme. Who doesn’t?
The last few posts on Magical Penny have caused quite a stir in the comments (read them here and here). I’ve loved the debate and heard some new perspectives. Sometimes though, it’s worth looking above the minutia that comes with financial decisions and priorities and instead take time to reflect.
And what better way to reflect than to read some financial inspired sonnets?!
I challenge you to find poetry any elsewhere in the financial blogosphere. Well…apart from this!
There really is no time like now, today.
To do what you ask? Just read this right through:
An introduction of sorts and my way
To present my manifesto to you.
Let’s make small steps on a journey to learn
Knowledge that won’t cost you a monthly fee
I hope to inspire you to plan and yearn
For change in your life, To be happy, free.
Magical Penny entering the blogosphere
Yes, another finance site’s what you need.
Its UK based message will soon be clear
In fact it’s the personal finance creed
Freedom? Contentment? Options that you crave?
It starts right now. It starts when you SAVE.
It’s time now: your money plan to compose
So listen to my financial insight.
This is the sonnet, condensed from my prose
Follow it and your prospects will be bright.
Start with your dream: and think for a few hours.
Then write a plan to stay on track daily
Saving pennies with compounding powers
To go from small wealth and grow it slowly
Over time: more magic pennies each day!
Investing should not be a mystery.
Start today and your cash foundations lay
Learn of investing and the history.
Happiness and spending should be disjoint,
But don’t save too much: or you’ve missed the point.
Other mid-week reading
Magical Penny has been featured in two blog carnivals this week.
As always there’s many quality articles to be found, and definitely one or two for everyone. If poetry’s not your thing, or even if it is!) I certainly recommend digging into some of the articles lovingly compiled by other finance bloggers:
Carnival of Personal Finance: @PunchDebtInTheFace
Festival of Frugality @BeatingBroke
Poetry fans will be pleased to hear the sonnets above conform to the rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet: a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet. Back to normal programming on Friday 🙂