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Morning questions by Jane Dougherty – a poem packed with ponder and wonder.
Deep night time dark is full of song,
I loved the beginning of echolocation by Ai Li Feng.
The faint scent of fabric softener in every fold
In my dreams, I am not afraid of light,
and every truth that it forces me to tell. What I mean to say is that the dark
allows us to be anything, even beautiful.
And what a cracking title Bob Sykora‘s poem has Crying on the Exercise Bike While Watching The Great British Bakeoff – talk about specific! A powerful example of using repetition well, an enticing cascade poem.
The cake turned out poorly.
Someone is going home. The layers
I pedal faster and get nowhere.
Crumbling. Overcooked. Crying,
Because next week your baking
won’t be judged. Because the cake
was perfect when you practiced.
Coming to today’s prompt very late and tired. So we will see what happens.
Write in the style of Kay Ryan – “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”
First I had to read / listen to the example poems. I had my subject in mind at least – just had to attempt the write. I may have to revisit to get the wordplay but used short clipped lines and wrote more in the style of Kay Ryan than myself.