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A Character

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“Then you are a poet?’

she asked, fingering

the flyer in her pocket.

No not at all,

he waved his hand.

I am merely a character

in a poem.”

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― Karen Tei Yamashita

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Elfje: Cinquain

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hand

pass out

give to each

play cards for fun

deal

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Senryu:

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her expectations

she will cry over spilt milk

she wants what she wants

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Poem:

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no rhyme, no reason, no character
the poem had no relationship with an ancient mariner
the words just stumbled along looking for a home
the poem even sought advice from the garden gnome

even the writing muse shook her head
she said no line could be writ with a golden thread
despite the obstacles the poem kept trudging along
the page had to be filled come right or wrong

and then in a dream the character appeared
a hero who said there was nothing to be feared
said she, the words you seek are a dime a dozen
and most are as enjoyable as a kissing cousin

the poem was ecstatic, giggling with delight
the ideas kept coming day and night
adieu the hero said, my job is done here
she said the poems model should be Shakespeare

so is this a sonnet, to be or not to be
probably. with just an extra quatrain, as you can see

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A Field Guide

“I would like

The Discovery of Poetry

to be a field guide to

the natural pleasures

of language –

a happiness we were

born to have.”

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~  Frances Mayes

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Elfje: Cinquain

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say

a word

a whole phrase

out of the mouth

speech

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Tanka: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7

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to communicate

put into so many words

give life a meaning

a story of what happened

plans for what we want to be

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Poem:

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the beautiful grandchild laughed
he saw a monkey that looked just like me
on top of that he believed I was daft
the stories he told as he sat on my knee

emotions arise as I view the legacy
how wonderful is the Great Creators design
the gratitude list excludes jealousy
faith allows all of the stars to align

an attitude of happy, joyous and free
God’s bountiful love is all that I see

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