50 WAYS TO WRITE POETRY

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Registered: 07-15-2000
50 WAYS TO WRITE POETRY
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 10:38pm

Write at least one of each form.

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 10-08-2010
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 7:37pm

My dear Roberta, you are a veritable fountain of information.

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:40am

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Registered: 10-08-2010
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 9:37pm

SEPTOLET

I love
William,
He is
long dead;
what matters this?

He lived,
I love..

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Registered: 12-15-2004
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 8:11pm

IDYLL


A Wide Open Field

It is a transmogrification
of a special kind,
a metamorphoses
that slowly changes,
a transformation
that
evolves into something awesome.
It is physical,
mental,
emotional,
spiritual, all of these things:
I laugh,
I am scared
by the mystery surrounding
this event.
A wise man would think it silly,
a religious one, natural.
You can bet anything you like,
dig deep into creation,
use your imagination,
let it roll around in your mind,
but!
You ‘Will’ never convince me
that,
a cow eating grass in a wide open field,
transforms it,
then,
knows precisely where to sh*t,
so that I put my foot in it.

 

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 11:24am

Tanka

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 11:51am

Blank verse

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2008
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:54pm

Ah, Roberta, this is magnificent!

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Registered: 12-15-2004
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 5:25pm

SEDOKA

So many dead words,
hanging here in old cobwebs,
waiting for a spider to pounce.

Caught flies are lucky,
they soon die in ignorance,
words, (like Will), are forever.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-15-2004
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:05pm

Dear lady, this is not perfect, but then, I enjoyed it so much that perfection pales when compared with your perspicacity.

 

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:45am

Ray, beautiful imagery! I love the first verse, especially.

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