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Sunday, March 21, 2010

To a poor poet of plosives

Poor poet of plosives
pitifully persecuted
perplexed by pain
presumably prepared
to prosecute pestilence
prophetic prologue
for prospects of prosperity
pronouncements of persiflage
prosodic proof
and promising prologues
for proletarian propinquity.

For Poet K. Lawson Gilbert

2 comments:

  1. Now say that with a mouth of Crackers...Nice exercise Terry...And why havent we heard from Mrs. Gilbert lately?

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  2. Ron--an email, she has health problems with her wrists, and surgery coming up...hence the poem!~

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