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The Flesh Made Word

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“It’s not the

word made flesh

we want in writing,

in poetry and fiction,

but the flesh made

word”
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~ William Gass

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

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word

what’s up

did you hear

can that be true

news

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Tanka: 5,7,5, 7,7 syllables

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love to touch your skin
smooth and warm and exciting
full of cherished life

adore your gentle response
making my love grow stronger

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Poem:

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as he sat where he sat
he became big and fat

as he sat where he sat
he never wore a hat

as he sat where he sat
he became as looney as a bat

as he sat where he sat
his lap was home to his cat

as he sat where he sat
he was accused of being a door mat

as he sat where he sat
he was bitten by many a gnat

as he sat where he sat
his pet was a Norway rat

as he sat where he sat
he would share tit for tat

as he sat where he sat
he was protected by his gat

as he sat where he sat
he drank his wine from a vat

as he sat where he sat
his name was Pat

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A Web You Weave

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‘A story is

like something you

wind out of yourself.

Like a spider,

it is a web you weave,

and you love your story

like a child.”

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~  Katherine Anne Porter

Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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expensive

well made

rarer than rare

people, places and things

dear

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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over the river
going to visit grandma
and through the forest

respect for family birthright
prideful genealogy
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Poem:

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no, no, your other left

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let us all take a trip to fantasy land
a place where everything is a one night stand
a place where fact and fiction are intermingled
a place where everyone’s vision is wrinkled

we’ll call the place california*
a place filled with tropical fauna and flora
also a place filled with fruits and nuts
everyone taking selfies of their butts

a sanctuary for felons and illegals
and we are not talking about sick eagles
daily fantasies produced by tv and movies
you can’t, won’t, don’t die when shot by an uzi

the whole place is cracked by the San Andreas Fault
every other producer charged with sexual assault
the fifth largest economy in the world
a place where the Mexican flag is unfurled

their representatives are poster children for term limits
their southern border like a sieve inhibits
politically and on the map they are as far left as you can go
they believe the feds have no right to know

we pray that someday their sanity may return
the unity of the nation should be their major concern

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* The name California originates from the Spanish conquistadors,
after Califia, a mythical island paradise described in Las Serges de Esplandian
by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo ​  (a Spanish romance written about 1510).
It most likely came from the Arabic word khalifa which means steward or leader.

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ME and the Boss

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