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Make Form and Repetition Work for you - "A Progression" by Martha Rhodes

Martha Rhodes opens her book, Mother Quiet, with “A Progression,” a poem in an unofficial form based on repetition and line content. Rhodes pulls off a wide array of images and emotions while using very sparse language. 984 more words


The Scrub Feller

I’d been out splitting posts in the sun’s blazing heat,
So I rested a while in the shade
Of an old vine scrub camp – used a stump for my seat, 472 more words



I hear the laughter of children
I see the sun in bright blue skies,
I wonder about this abundant life,
Why no one sees, or hears my cries. 95 more words


Breakfast in the Asylum

I wake with troubled mind
And search the floor to find
My slippers and my clothes
As in my head the woes
Continue from a dream… 73 more words


The Poetry Sorting Algorithm

An over educated twit,
An algorithm he has writ
To analyze poetic Lit
And sort the good stuff from the shit.

No, this is not a silly joke; 291 more words


Each Day I Wonder

Will the tears ever stop?
They just keep flowing,
One after another
They endlessly drop.
Never ceasing
From a wellspring,
Of despair-
They just keep flowing,
Running fast, going nowhere.


My heart beat is ...


My Heart Beat is …

irregular, which causes some concern
hence came my first bionic implants,
springs… 169 more words

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