Day 9 Concrete Poetry COLD anaphora/epistrophe

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COLD….colder….coldest…

Slipping
Sliding
Skating on the pond,
WARMLY WRAPPED against the cold.
Tobogganing, faster and faster
Down
Do
wn
tolandinaheap
piledupatthebottomofthe hill

Snowflakes, snowballs, snowmen
Cold is a sheer delight at seven
The cold might even close the school.
So we have – hooray! – an extra day’s holiday.

At seventy snow has a different meaning.
Cold
Cold
Colder still
Settling into old bones
With a chill
That extra heating will not stop.

Fear of Falling
of broken bones
hips, shoulders,
knees
of osteoporsis setting in.

At seventy there is so much that you can’t do
Too far to go – in the snow
Don’t want to risk it – in the snow
Might slip in the snow
Might fall in the snow.

Then what would I do?

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POETRY BLOG – DAY 4

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Limericks – mostly about writing LImericks

A septuagenarian poet
Said “Well wouldn’t you know it!
With a Limerick set
I’ll offer a bet
My verse is the one that will blow it.”

The way to pen verse that will blend
With the message that you want to send
Is getting line three
And line four to agree
And get a good twist at the end.”

This gets nearest to “how to write a limerick”

Limericks need innuendo
Built up to a final crescendo
Rude meanings implied
Can then be denied
The finale – a double entendre – oh!

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Poetry Blog Day 2

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ACROSTIC

Gift

Giving & Receiving

More Blessed

G         gracefully bestowed
 I           infinitely gentle
V          very heart of a gift
E          ever a pleasing feeling.

R          reaching out
E          eagerly taking hold
C          crumbling the wrapper
E          excitement, waiting anticipating
 I           inspecting the gift
         “Very …nice” you say.
E          excruciating disappointment only half concealed.

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