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Author Name: Freebluefish 4 Comments
Date Added: September 24, 2004 05:09:19 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ciphering Solutions
In my vision of poetry writing
i am a teacher in a one-room school house
of well framed lines.
With words as my pupils
Sitting in stanzas like wood desks.
With well combed hair and sparkling eyes.

Some you cannot turn your back on
Mostly metaphors upto mischief:
Dipping symbols ponytail's into inkwells,
Writing notes to tropes,
Stealing semicolons when i am not looking--
Or putting tacks at the end of similes.
chortling & snickering through the quizzes & recitations..
as i pull an ancient map down
over the dark expansive chalkboard
& start the geography lesson.

It is as i fear as i point
with my Cartesian segmented yardstick
at a mysterious purple country.
None can find the state
of beauty or name its capital
Though they have many lower case opinions
With curious ascenders and shadow descenders.
Alas as i stare at the grinning map
& the printed deserts of aesthetics.
As i cipher, i wish i knew the solution
As the sun gleams on ray streaked window frames
deflates & sinks, slips away
smirking like it knows the answer…
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 25, 2004 02:48:15 AM Report
Splendid work...the first half particularily (up to & start the geography lesson) blew me away.

~Barbara~
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on September 24, 2004 07:57:37 AM Report
Andrew: I really enjoyed this poem.
Brilliant mind trip...


LadyDragonwyck
Comment By: TrialAnn on September 24, 2004 06:30:58 AM Report
Wonderful write Andrew. Clever blending of so many vivid images and thoughts.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 24, 2004 05:56:48 AM Report
ANDREW,
SO GLAD I'M THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS WONDERFUL POEM.. THIS SURE BRINGS BACK SCHOOL SO LONG AGO.. I LOVE THE STYLE ON THIS POEM.. SO CREATIVE IN ITS WISDOM MY FRIEND ALWAYS ! SHE




 


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