Tag Archives: Feelings

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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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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