Visual Words

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“In the great green room,

there was a telephone

And a red balloon

And a picture of a cat

jumping over the moon…”

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― Margaret Wise Brown,

Goodnight Moon

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Elfje:     (Cinquain)

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visual

you see

words that paint

what’s in the mind

picture

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Haiku:

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small ant with big bite
giant whale shark eats plankton
balance of nature

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Poem:

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it is the words that make the rhyme
the poet only chooses the time
how many syllables in his meter
a cadence like a tom tom beater

ideas and stories to be related
using the words others created
poetic license to make his own form
seeking ways to ignore the norm

a challenge to complete the whole idea
without imitating the ave maria
fantasy usually gives way to truth
experiences drawn from ones youth

the poem signals that it is done
the poet insists on having more fun
they sit and stare at each other
the poet hoping for a fairy godmother

someone’s idea was to write a poem
everyone waiting for a God given omen
alas, no story, no rhyme, no rhythm
poem and poet agree, we’re done
we’ll let the reader look for the symbolism

 

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But Be

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“A poem

should not

mean

But be.”

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― Archibald MacLeish,

Collected Poems, 1917-1982

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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exist

must be

visable or tangible

not in the imagination

consist

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Haiku:

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happy larks warble

no concern for life or death

God is positive

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Poem:

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why me
am I am who I am
do I need a church key
does anyone give a damn

what does it mean to be free
will there be a final exam
is it more than the bird and the bee
was this world just a sham

can I just cop a plea
can I be as happy as a clam
scoring points on bended knee
why doesn’t everyone have to get with the plan

is there a God to play emcee
can my ego handle a grand slam
what really is my cup of tea
must I follow the flow diagram

too many questions,
never an answer
why not me
I’m just glad that I am

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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