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Monday, April 5, 2010


For Read Write Poem
NaPoWriMo Day 5

Today, let’s make poetry really personal.
Give poetry, as you write it, a name.
Possibly a gender.
And a personality.
A poet I know has written (and continues to write) a series of poems based on this principle,
and I shamelessly ripped it off (with permission, of course) and made a poem I called “Sasha.”
Sasha is many things, all at the same time, yet all are Sasha/poetry to me.
So it’s your turn.
Give poetry — how you view poetry, what poetry means to you, your poetry — a name.
Now write a poem suits your view or vision.

A certain je ne sais quoi to a lot of my writing, so I call it plain ‘X'


Your tamarind-tart humour
puts some off you; draws some in.
Your egg-shell outer coating,
sturdy-looking yet so thin,
conceals an inner softness;
closely guarded no-go zone,
displayed on rare occasion
to reveal your heart of stone.