Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Slightly Bent


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Jacob Fraden, 1978




This week at   Poetry Jam , we are asked to break all the rules. Since I don't really know the rules, I had some trouble breaking them. Therefore, I am only slightly bent---


form

bent, blinking

eyes, formless orbs
         (of wonder)

lips crease, fold, hold
            (smile)

freedom in mirth's

gleeful form

bent

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

19 comments:

  1. Slightly bent is the best way to be!

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    1. Thank you Fireblossom--I guess I would have to agree!

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  2. ha...not knowing the rules is the best kind of breaking them...then you have plausible deniability....i like the structure of this...not a bad way to be bent...

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    1. You always make me smile Brian! Thank you for that!

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  3. It's those super-straight, undeviating ones that cause me to worry. You did a great job with the prompt, and I really like the form you created.

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  4. Being slightly bent is fine in my book. I like this poem.

    Pamela

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  5. Audrey, you made me smile. Slightly bent seems to me a great way to be!!!

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  6. Slightly bent, all the way bent... you managed this quite nicely.

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  7. I like this--a good way to be I think.

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  8. ...just love how everything here goes & becomes...great experimental vibe...smiles...

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  9. Breaking them without knowing is the most effective way of all! Best never to have learnt them!

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  10. Love this! It is gleeful, like hopping into petals--oh--I ment puddles, but that slip is too fun to erase.

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  11. A path, curved and bumpy is a lot more fun. The straight and narrow takes little thought, little effort.

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  12. I like the idea of being slight bent and I love the poem

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  13. Audrey, love the smile and the words--slightly bent is best :-)

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  14. love this form ... love the smile it brought me, love the use of parentheses that are smiles too, bent though it may be, it works!

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  15. I find it difficult to make the text match the feeling of the poem. Bravo for making that visual impact. *new follower*

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  16. LOVE "slightly bent" and your entire poem, Audrey!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!

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