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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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Can You Hear

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“That night when

you kissed me,

I left a poem

in your mouth,

and you can hear

some of the lines

every time you breathe out.”

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~ Andrea Gibson

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)        Classic, each word only one syllable.
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hug
a peck
sign of love
your lips meet mine
kiss

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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over the river
into the country of yore
see the Amish men

riding the horse drawn buggy
pacifist of the best kind

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Poem:
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how many giggles equals one laugh
only the happy can do the math
how many colors does it take to make a rainbow
as many as are required to paint a Van Gogh

how many flowers can a humming bird visit
the Great Creator said there is no limit
how many times can I feel a different emotion
almost as often as there are fish in the ocean

will there ever be a cure for pollution
we’re sure Mother Nature has a solution
how many questions have no answer
as many taps as a good tap dancer

enough of this silly game of rhyme
must be something better to do with my time

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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