Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arlene Corwin writes

*Impetus For An Arlene Poem*

Impetus for an Arlene poem
Can come
A phrase, a word, a letter
From a friend or alphabet-ter,
Bettering the source.
Any boost
Can force this chicken off her roost,
Any force create a course,
Any impulse impetus.

Wondrous is the geist creative,
Case that’s dative.
Speech from everyday,
Voiced and unvoiced vocabulary.
An Arlene poem
Reaches its home in a conclusion -
Something summing up the theme.
Simple words leading to rhyme,
Un-meteoric meter.
(She, confessed and plodding thinker)

An Arlene mind needs to combine  
Instruction, art and entertainment,
Synapse sparks from cups of coffee
Speeding up the poky brain incentive.
Sassy, saucy, brazen, shameless,
Truths so deep they must stay nameless.
All this to become a stanza capturing
The nature of death, age, romance,
The everything
Implicit in the impetus. 

*a quote from a Duane Vorhees letter.

 Continuum - Collage on Paper by Artist Robert Hardgrave
 Continuum – Robert Hardgrave

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