Tag Archives: Balance

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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Elfje

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The Dutch form

Elfje

Eleven words;

line one – one word

line two – two words

line three – three words

line four – four words

line five – one word

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No rhyming required .. just some simple thinking ..

a story, a complete thought, just what my simple brain

needs in order to keep it occupied and out of trouble.

Elfje:

Simple

Easy peasy

Life without complications

No worries, no frets

Luck

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Elfje:

Cool

Balanced emotions

Symmetry in motion

Human in classic form

Poised

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Elfje:

Traditional

From generations

Habit, custom, time-honored

Doing what is acceptable

Orthodox

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Elfje:

Grandiose

Big deal

Over the top

More than is excessive

Pretentious

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Exercise over … hopefully I will attempt a real poem soon.

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