Words, Post Election
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In Other Words: Judging Signs

Judging Signs

By: Meena Rose

English: Strickly No Parking A very bad spelli...

English: Strickly No Parking A very bad spelling mistake, repeated on 3 other signs on a commercial property in Garth Lane http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/776815 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A degenerate illiterate,
Judgment flashes before my eyes;
There are no take backs
In this world of non-verbal
Communication and intent.

My guilt works overtime
Lathering up my soul with
The harsh soaps of correctness;
I have no mnemonic and no magic;
I accept that I will always judge.

I wonder if you’re trying to
Judge me as I judged him;
I am only certain that
I will judge you too
In this superb display of righteousness.

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In-Form-ed Experiments: Wet Earth

Tending the Earth Photo Credit: Meena Rose

Tending the Earth
Photo Credit: Meena Rose

Wet Earth

By: Meena Rose

Our lives go on, the day to day
Reduced to unconscious routine
Superficially sanitary, consciously clean

Haters hate and slayers slay
Blood red is now the new green
Our lives go on, the day to day
Reduced to unconscious routine

Dirt stained skin and eyes full of dismay
Endless fuel for the war machine
The world stands by and will not intervene
Our lives go on, the day to day
Reduced to unconscious routine
Superficially sanitary, consciously clean

Form

The madrigal originated as an Italian form, actually as a pastoral song. The English version of the madrigal (developed by Geoffrey Chaucer), has a defined set of rules. Here they are:

  • Usually written in iambic pentameter.
  • Comprised of three stanzas: a tercet, quatrain, and sestet.
  • All three of the lines in the opening tercet are refrains.

Line 1: A
Line 2: B1
Line 3: B2

Line 4: a
Line 5: b
Line 6: A
Line 7: B1

Line 8: a
Line 9: b
Line 10: b
Line 11: A
Line 12: B1
Line 13: B2

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Quote

Poetry Is

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English: Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_1940_Issue-3c.jpg Category:Famous Americans Issues Category:Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In-Form-ed Experiments: Ingrid

English: Holmskioldia sanguinea (form citrinia...

English: Holmskioldia sanguinea (form citrinia flowers and leaves). Location: Maui, Haiku (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ingrid

By: Meena Rose

She glided and traced life lines through the air, sky dancer extraordinaire;
Spiraling about without having much care, smiling at the sun’s glare;
She tumbled out of the sky, clipped wings and pride, she finally learned to care.

Form

This Korean poetic form is only three lines long, but a lot is packed into those three lines. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • 3 lines in length, averaging 14-16 syllables per line (for a poem total of 44-46 syllables).
  • Line 1 introduces the situation or theme of the poem.
  • Line 2 develops the theme with more detail or a “turn” in argument.
  • Line 3 presents a “twist” and conclusion.
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In-Form-ed Experiments: Freyja

English: Holmskioldia sanguinea (form citrinia...

English: Holmskioldia sanguinea (form citrinia flowers and leaves). Location: Maui, Haiku (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Freyja

By: Meena Rose

She touched many lives
Sharing gifts of gratitude
Lightening the journey

Form

Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

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Poetry Is

Robert Frost, 1913.

Robert Frost, 1913. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The poet, as everyone knows, must strike his individual note sometime between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. He may hold it a long time, or a short time, but it is then that he must strike it or never. School and college have been conducted with the almost express purpose of keeping him busy with something else till the danger of his ever creating anything is past.

~Robert Frost

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In-Form-ed Experiments: She Awakens

She Awakens

By: Meena Rose

By: Meena Rose

Source: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Erasure By: Meena Rose

Form

Erasure is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas.