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That Explodes In Poetry

 

“It is always what is

under pressure in us,

especially under

pressure of concealment-

-that explodes in poetry.

 

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~ Adrienne Rich

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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hidden

out of sight

only God knows

in between the lines

concealment

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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lies purposely told

protecting someone’s feelings

hiding liars guilt

no beneficial reason

the only good is the truth

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Poem:

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the only good is the truth
stories told to amuse
stories told to bemuse
I found the fountain of youth

the only good is chocolate
flavors from soup to nuts
promises, no if ands or buts
temptations from a secret closet

the only good is winning
it does help if you are lucky
anything to avoid the yucky
honesty helps you prevent sinning

the only bad is dying
be a winner, tell the truth, eat chocolate
and enjoy this life

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ME and the Boss

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Forbidden To See

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“For now,

poetry has the capacity –

in its own ways and

by its own means –

to remind us of something

we are forbidden to see.”

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~ Adrienne Rich

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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wax

bees knees

sweaty elbow grease

see your own reflection

polish

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Haiku:

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tropical storm floods

too many paved parking lots

nature always wins

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Poem:

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to my brother
from another mother
better than a best friend
dude like no other

together to the end
over backwards I would bend
always there in a pinch
a helping hand to lend

willing to give an inch
generous without a flinch
love it when you call me sonny
forever making my life a cinch

would you be my honey bunny
could you lend me some money
what do you mean  – – friend
I was just trying to be funny

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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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