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The Ancients

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“It has been said

by the ancients

that poetry is a

picture without form,

and painting is a

poem with form”

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– HuaI (Song Dynasty)

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Elfje:

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form

or function

words or shapes

art for arts sake

ancient

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Elfje   (Cinquain)

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gasp

can’t breathe

trying to survive

everything is black and white

nightmare

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Haiku:

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nature has her form

survival of the fittest

are we included

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Poem:

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flights of fantasy, daydreams
over and over the same unreal themes
the what if I were rich instead of beautiful
dancing, singing, the star of a musical

no morbid thoughts to inspire a poem
wishing the reveries were to be an omen
castles in the air sparked by jealously
life’s decisions handled carelessly

dreams, not goals, wasting life’s precious moment
my lethargy being my own worst opponent
move a muscle, change a thought
maybe today, maybe today,  I’ll hit the jackpot

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ME and the Boss

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Nothing Is Free

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“…”vers libre,” (free verse)

or nine-tenths of it,

is not a new metre,

any more than sleeping

in a ditch is a

new school of architecture.”

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~ G.K. Chesterton

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Haiku;

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form versus function

birthed by a Higher Power

words cannot describe

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Elfje:

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poems

usually rhyme

a free verse

is never really free

prose

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Poem:

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nothing is free my Mother always said
everyone knew she was more than a figurehead
when God gives you lemons make lemonade
you know that the piper always gets paid
she even knew whom I should have wed

time has passed and the more I write
I now know that Mother was always right
I’ve yet to find where I have been misled
nothing is free my Mother always said

she always knew what was lying ahead
kitchen counseling as she made the best cornbread
with little she made much by being creative
she manipulated my mind without being authoritative

still giving advice as she laid on her deathbed
nothing is free my Mother always said

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ME and the Boss

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this form of poetry is called a Rondeau

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