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A Social Effect

“The poem has

a social effect of some kind

whether or not

the poet wills it to have.

It has a kenetic force,

it sets in motion…

elements in the reader

that would otherwise

remain stagnant.”

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 ~ Denise Levertov

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Elfje: Cinquain (Classic, each word only one syllable)

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flat

no taste

used too much

not full of life

stale

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Senryu:

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just go with the flow

control is always God’s choice

just let things happen

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Poem:

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unique we think, yet we are more alike
especially for that drunk named Mike
he learned to identify the many feelings
better than watching the spinning ceilings

just another with brains on backward
inebriated, uninhibited, wannabe bad actor
fear motivated his entire persona
really an angel but he lost his corona

God, in His mercy, struck him sober
said it would be his last hangover
he was introduced to a Group Of Drunks
they showed him how to step out of the dumps

time passed on and he found peace of mind
he even learned how to be loving and kind
a spiritual foundation gave him serenity
family and friends loved his new identity

today he is about giving back
his wisdom is a trusted almanac
he offers others the pathway to nirvana
for some it’s a road map to find Tijuana

his brain is still on backwards he knows
but a new way of thinking really shows
he only suggest that you may try his way
the least you can do is to stop and pray
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ME and the Boss

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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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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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