Tag Archives: Katherine Anne Porter

Your Apprenticeship

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Most people

won’t realize that

writing is a craft.

You have to take

your apprenticeship in it

like anything else.”

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~ Katherine Anne Porter

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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savor

taste good

sweet and sour

food hits the spot

flavor

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Haiku:

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daylight starts to wane

cool mornings herald winter

migrations begin

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Poem:   no rhyme today, just a prose rambling

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a little bird sitting upon a line
don’t do it, don’t do it,  don’t
he did it
poor  Miguel

he opened his thermos
the soup was cold

he opened his bucket
the bread had mold

he was too close to the mud puddle
when the bus came along

he was one number off
when the lotto was drawn

it was just one of those days
when nothing went right

along came Sofia
for Miguel a perfect sight

isn’t it wonderful how love
makes everything alright

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ME and the Boss

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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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