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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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I’m History . . . . . . (call me witty)

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“Histories make men wise;

poets, witty;

the mathematics, subtle;

natural philosophy, deep;

logic and rhetoric,

able to contend.”

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― Francis Bacon

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Elfje:        (Cinquain)

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story

repeated orally

twice told tales

biased towards the winner

history

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Haiku:

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calm before the storm

dark clouds crowd the horizon

birds seek still refuge

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Poem:

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the poet wanted to get serious
the poem wanted to have fun
the poet said I’m curious
the poem said let’s hit and run

people are amusing
do animals  really laugh
individuals are really confusing
could a pig pass a polygraph

most young like to play games
most old become slow and cantankerous
most living things enjoy riding trains
and when the ride stops, all are rancorous

to have real fun let’s become a bully
politicians are a real easy target
gross prevarication practiced anally
all those promises they soon forget

let’s not exclude the actors and actresses
money and fame makes them real experts
what do they know about checks and balances
their ranks filled with just too many perverts

a high shot at the talking heads and fake news
can’t distinguish between reporting and opinion
huge egos protecting politically correct views
Wall Street and big pharma buying their minion

glad we had this time to have some fun
aren’t you glad we didn’t pick on you
hopefully fun will never ever be done
so here’s to looking for you in the zoo

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