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Friday, April 29, 2011

"Traditional English Ode to Verse"

prompt: "ode"

Consider the potential of poetry
To free men’s probing minds,
To spill their hearts so totally.
The power of the verse reminds
That the stringing of mere syllables
Can transform lowly language
Into something greater than itself.
I equate it to a miracle
That despite time’s passage
Poetry can give such a true sense of self.

“Backyard Ode”

prompt: "ode"

A fenced in
Paradise full of
Flower beds
And shade trees,
Grills, swimming pools, tricycles,
Tree houses, Soccer
Balls, swing sets, hammocks.