Tag Archives: William Gass

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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Poets Were Daydreamers Too

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“Freud thought that

a psychosis was

a waking dream,

and that poets were

daydreamers too,

but I wonder if the reverse

is not as often true,

and that madness is a fiction

lived in like a rented house”

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~  William Gass

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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madness

genetically predispositioned

post traumatic stress

going off one’s rocker

insanity

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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successful hours

daylight wanes

prayers end the day

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Poem:

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politics and religion can ruin small talk
most people are not qualified to discuss either
their lame excuse is having a mental block
even the smartest can be an underachiever

say the word poetry and watch them squirm
remembering hippies and beatniks reading prose
the genre doesn’t even appeal to every bookworm
rhyme is left to the lover who wants to propose

seems that everyone is just too serious
or just too stupid, enjoying movies that have no plot
beyond ordinary understanding they believe the mysterious
going a lifetime of never having an original thought

the sad lament is that most of them are politicians
praying that they may find some legitimate positions

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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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