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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2016, 07:33:01 PM »
My # 6

Joggle:

the male dancer named Rod
perfected the term, shaking
his unit to and fro as he slipped
his red velour panties to his toe,
flicking them off onto bald Betty’s head.

People didn’t know whether to laugh or cry
as Rod gave Betty a thrill with his shaved pecks,
oiled buns--but Johnny sure cried out
when Rod butt fucked him hard,
jerked instead when his shift ended.

Irony is onion sweet sometimes.
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #91 on: April 06, 2016, 07:49:42 PM »

An ekphrastic poem! Well done Kate.

I love "lilies that never die" :)

Posting the picture enhances appreciation for the poem, but does limit the range of wandering for a dirty mind (hypothetically, of course ;D).



I agree, but I didn't notice the picture there the first time I read...and only saw it the second time.  I like it with the picture.  :)
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #92 on: April 06, 2016, 08:00:58 PM »
Quote
Irony is onion sweet
-- what a marvelous closing line!! So well set up the reader knows damn-well what. ;D
Creative, CR :)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2016, 08:19:03 PM »
1. Waukenabo
2.  Zero Sum
3.  Waiting to Be Reborn
4.  Sharp in black and white
5.  To Go
6.  The Way of Goats
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2016, 08:42:54 PM »

The world presents itself for
goats, and goats are ready.


Love it! Truer words were never spoken. (You missed the part about jumping up on everything though....)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #95 on: April 06, 2016, 10:26:08 PM »
If I live long enough I wouldn't mind becoming a goat.  They always look as if they know something the rest of the world doesn't.  And even if they don't they'll play out their bluff to the end.
My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2016, 06:44:44 AM »
Careful Gyppo, if you turn into a goat you'll smell real bad  ;D

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2016, 07:30:55 AM »
A Finger to the Editors

They say do not write about your dog.
But I have loved some dogs – 
I even wailed over a cat
that lay in my arms limp but alive.

****

Home from first semester
stubby blonde tail wags hard –
despite partial paralysis –
for the last time.

****

For 18 years, he took his job seriously –
being my best friend. A single human
and a sole dog become soldered
at the core.

****

Feather-like she wistfully dances
makes me giddy;
she lives in darkness
and radiates light.

****

In the deep of night
I touch the four-legged lump.
If my hand ever comes back cold –
I shudder to think of it.

****

Editors say do not write about your dog. 
Bite me!


Numbers 8, 9 and 10 may come late on the 10th unless I decide to type them into my phone.


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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #98 on: April 07, 2016, 09:04:19 AM »
Kate - love it!  The attitude of the title and last section, yes, and all of the good stuff in between. :)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #99 on: April 07, 2016, 09:04:44 AM »
1. Waukenabo
2.  Zero Sum
3.  Waiting to Be Reborn
4.  Sharp in black and white
5.  To Go
6.  The Way of Goats
7.  Todd and God
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2016, 03:54:14 PM »
Really nice stuff again today! A pleasure to read you folks :)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #101 on: April 07, 2016, 03:57:22 PM »
Animals around today  :D   

  Miracle

Light as a feather
Quick as a frog's sticky tongue
A squirrel,
Fluffy fawn and fragile,
Gracious brightness,
Springs across the road
Curious and agile dart...
Foolish  little thing
Unaware of my car !

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #102 on: April 07, 2016, 04:46:23 PM »
-- what a marvelous closing line!! So well set up the reader knows damn-well what. ;D
Creative, CR :)

Thanks!  I was a little concerned "Joggle" was inappropriate.
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #103 on: April 07, 2016, 04:50:05 PM »
A Finger to the Editors

They say do not write about your dog.
But I have loved some dogs – 
I even wailed over a cat
that lay in my arms limp but alive.

****

Home from first semester
stubby blonde tail wags hard –
despite partial paralysis –
for the last time.

****

For 18 years, he took his job seriously –
being my best friend. A single human
and a sole dog become soldered
at the core.

****

Feather-like she wistfully dances
makes me giddy;
she lives in darkness
and radiates light.

****

In the deep of night
I touch the four-legged lump.
If my hand ever comes back cold –
I shudder to think of it.

****

Editors say do not write about your dog. 
Bite me!


Numbers 8, 9 and 10 may come late on the 10th unless I decide to type them into my phone.



I am an animal lover.  Of course people should write about dogs and cats!  I like the second the best, but love the whole sequence together like that as a whole!   :)
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2016, 04:53:07 PM »
Seven:


   Todd and God

In Todd’s garage she is told to hold
the ends of the rods as he cuts and bends,
welds them into portable hoop cages
he envisions they will carry into the surf
when sharp sun spreads across morning,
when salt spray waters their advance -
when sharks will swim helpless before them. 
He presumes her obedience, and their
tandem shark-walk.  God gave her to him.   
Todd believes he knows this and more. 





Interesting...me do not like this character Todd.  I have to say this is so unique, these rods in Todd's garage and what message this leads to, very unexpected for me and a little perplexing at first.   :)
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