A Vague Question

“If we ask a vague question,
such as, ‘What is poetry?’
we expect a vague answer,
such as,
‘Poetry is the music of words,’
or
‘Poetry is the linguistic correction
of disorder.”


~ A. R. Ammons

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Elfje: . . . . Cinquain
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ask
call for
tell me how
give it to me
beg
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Senryu: 5 x 7 x 5
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peaceful and serene
a mind that has no tension
a soul that knows love
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Poem:
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slowly the words crept on to the page
waiting for some ideas to come of age
doing their best not to disturb the silence
trying their darndest not to be a sentence

the search for a subject was real intense
will it be past, future or present tense
will the principal be a he, a she or the it
will it be a major discourse or just a little tidbit

there was a sit down strike, the words revolted
complaining about the time which was wasted
too many choices, to much like work
a short trip for the mind to go berserk

eventually a Higher Power stepped in
a compromise, poem and poet, a win win
resting on their laurels they agreed on tomorrow
and from the masters they would be able to borrow

the day is over and in truth nobody won
time to go outside and have some fun

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About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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