Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday November 19, 2010 Poetry Big Tent

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The prompt was to write a cascade poem.

Big Apple Circus
The Big Apple Circus,
The big top had an unusual form,
It was a one ring circus,
Just your European norm,

A film was made, about
The folks in the circus,
Their lives in and out,
The Big Apple Circus,

There was a tight rope walker,
Jugglers, and such,
The tiny horse died,
The big top had an unual form.

The clowns were introduced,
Their act they perfected,
Made everyone laugh,
It was a one ring circus.

The fliers were graceful,
The catcher had a stronge arm,
They flew through the air.
Just your European norm.

5 comments:

  1. was that the one on pbs?? it was good but i kept walking away.. i love your cascade...

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  2. very cool...i love the circus...and the way you put this together....fyi...misspell on norm int he first stanza, so you can fix it before too many come by...

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  3. Annell, I like this form, it does well by most subjects, draws in the reader with the flow and rhythms created by the repeats. I like what happens when I read your words, they come alive and I can hear music and see the trapeze artists flying through the air, and the clowns playing and making everyone laugh.

    Elizabeth

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