Tag Archives: Simple

Simple

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“The poem must

resist the intelligence

Almost successfully.”

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~ Wallace Stevens

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More from Reading, PA’s

best known  poet . . .

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Elfje: (also know as a Cinquain)

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simple

idiot savant

teacher of genius

out of his mind

perplexed

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Haiku:

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her cheeks blushed ruddy

an icy chill persisted

winter can’t relent

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Thought:

Au contraire . . . my favorite poems

do not resist my  feeble little mind,

they tell a story that piques my imagination.

Simple Simon met a Pieman …

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Poem:

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the world had given him a second chance
awoke him from his mindless trance
eventually learned it was a disease
finally let go of that flying trapeze
at last was invited to join the big dance

learned he could not blame the circumstance
nothing was normal when viewed at a glance
he had to reinvent his A B C’s
learned he needed no expertise

his emotional age it did advance
kindness towards others he did enhance
he could see the forest beyond the trees
his vocabulary now knew thank you and please

with himself he began a new romance
the world had given him a second chance.

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ME and the Boss

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Elfje

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The Dutch form

Elfje

Eleven words;

line one – one word

line two – two words

line three – three words

line four – four words

line five – one word

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No rhyming required .. just some simple thinking ..

a story, a complete thought, just what my simple brain

needs in order to keep it occupied and out of trouble.

Elfje:

Simple

Easy peasy

Life without complications

No worries, no frets

Luck

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Elfje:

Cool

Balanced emotions

Symmetry in motion

Human in classic form

Poised

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Elfje:

Traditional

From generations

Habit, custom, time-honored

Doing what is acceptable

Orthodox

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Elfje:

Grandiose

Big deal

Over the top

More than is excessive

Pretentious

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Exercise over … hopefully I will attempt a real poem soon.

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ME and the Boss

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