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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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ME and the Boss

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A Passionate Pursuit

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“I have

defined poetry

as a ‘passionate

pursuit of

the Real.”

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Czeslaw Milosz

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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real
as pure
just as is
not at all false
true

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Lune: 3,5,3 syllables ( In Reverse, Lune should be 5,3,5 )

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passionate
most intense feeling
heart ablaze

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Poem:

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mystical, magical, an awesome miracle
for those in recovery it is empirical
in life there are no mere coincidences
there are only fortuitous God incidents

born with a brain on backwards
most grew up to become bad actors
the on / off switch definitely broken
surely quite unique but still a token

for those who never quite fit in
keep coming back was a good place to begin
a warm welcome which gave many goose bumps
a fellowship using a Good Orderly Direction

a Higher Power by any name is acceptable
most of the miracles are barely perceptible
a backward brain does not mean that they are insane
the road to recovery is becoming humane

miracles are most often a change in attitude
many learn the joy of having gratitude
abstinence gives one a new life to be what you want to be
a soul who is happy, joyous and free

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ME and the Boss

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