Pliny The Elder's Blog

12 Jul 2017

The Wishing Well

Coins | Pliny The Elder

I threw a coin in the wishing well

in hopes to make a wish,

and there beneath the penny gleamed

a blue and silver fish.

I wish, say I, for love and peace

I wish for better pay.

The fish it glared and said to me

I wish you'd throw your change somewhere else, pal.


I. R. Bama

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That was good! I tossed a coin in a fountain today, but it wasn't an Indian cent, it was a 2017-D Lincoln!


Level 6

Another great poem from our philosopher. Thanks!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

very clever and if you wish for peace maybe try a peace dollar next time!!!

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

I will throw in 75 Cents and wish for a three quarter ton truck actually.


Level 5

Similar message to Aesop's "The Rooster and the Jewel."


Level 7

Very creative. The fish was right. Nice picture of a great coin. Good part of our history. Thanks for the poem and the coin. Mike.

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