I assume Janis is the creator of PnQ? from whatever little I have read. A very nice tribute to a creator who hides in the shadows of his creation.....but I agree he should be guarding the forefront and rear of the site, like his namesake, the two-faced Roman God Janus.
(For ignorants like myself: Janus is the god of beginnings, Janus is associated with doorways and gates,. Since he looks both ways, the term Janus-faced is used to describe someone who is duplicitous. He is also considered the guardian of peace).
The last stanza is especially artful & crafty:
Janis, a thief in the shadows, steals in,
steals out, steals away, leaving only
the tiniest of crumbs, dirt-colored,
in his wake.
I first thought that this poem belonged in the "funny poem" section, until I read it again and overcame my ignorance.
A very ingeniously worded write, for all of us to appreciate the great brain behind this popular site. We now just need the two-faced head symbol (with actual photo perhaps)to decorate its gate (home page).
Well thats a whole new image of Janis, id surely never depict him as a god but now i think further about it...He does play the strings of our pnq destiny, lol. I don't have much to say but if this poem doesn't win for its quality then it should win just to bug Janis with it when it appears on the front page!
"it should win just to bug Janis with it when it appears on the front page!"
That's my biggest hope! Lol
6 years ago
Bravo! haha, this is amazing and so true. I hope it makes the front page!
6 years ago
This better make front page, salt in the wound of Janis' ego. Well, perhaps not, this builds him up to such a high standard. Should we fill his head more, even though it talks of letting us down? Nah. This is brilliant, Sibby dear!
Not only was it creative, but was enjoyable too, the play on words was very smart. There are a lot of creative poems, writings etc. but doesn't mean they are enjoyable, some hold good metaphors, but not all makes sense.
Here, you've made a great mix, of a good sense of humor, this innocent irony, a bit of sweet anger (fed up) the tone was just very expressive, I believe most of us understood this piece very well, since we are all enduring troubles with site glitches.
You have fairly descried Janis, and the way he acts around this community, however you very well described his authority, ability, and how much effect he've got around here..
I love it, this should go to the ffront page I agree, but if Janis saw it, we better still have a front page lol.
well done ;)
6 years ago
I'm dont know much about Janis other than he is the owner of PnQ but I really liked the poem.