Keepin It Real
You’re keepin it real
ly? You sure a
bout this? A sin
gle night of his
tory and a life
time of raisin
© Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Recently, Imaginary Garden With Real Toads had us looking at the work of e.e. cummings, asking us to play with poetic form in whimsical ways, unusual forms. Although I did not get the inspiration in time for the prompt, thank my lucky stars Real Toads has a Open Link Monday! It’s like winning… Amy
Whoops! forgot to credit image from Wikimedia Commons, and isn’t it a great portrait? Gyula Basch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
April 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm
Great way of creation! It’s good to be innovative with such ways Amelita! Happy Easter!
April 22, 2014 at 12:47 am
I really like that format…always fun to play with the “sculpture” of the poem 🙂
April 22, 2014 at 1:21 am
Well done. I like this: short & sweet, but packed with meaning.
April 22, 2014 at 2:16 am
oh, well done, Ameleh. glad to know you’ll be around more often.
again, so sorry about your loss. tragic all around. ~
April 22, 2014 at 4:11 am
I like the way you broke up the lines to make it look different but yet get your point across. Nicely done, Amy! By the way, we have many of the poems that were read on the Access Hour posted on the Tribe blog. Brett
April 22, 2014 at 4:12 am
I love e e cummings and love the way you have emulated his style here. Great little poem that I had to read several times, un-layering each time. Thank you. 🙂
April 22, 2014 at 4:33 am
Well, that sends the mind reeling – as well a punctuation freaks! LOL 🙂
April 22, 2014 at 7:11 am
Amy, nice to have you back. This poem was a lot of fun to read over and over. e.e. would have been proud. 🙂
April 22, 2014 at 7:32 am
Life is so precious I wouldn’t blame anyone for raisin
April 22, 2014 at 7:39 am
ha. some wonderful line breaks….real-ly…is def my fav…i hate it when people say they are fine…that is the biggest lie of all…..
Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)
April 22, 2014 at 8:30 am
Great poem…e.e. cummings would be pleased.
April 22, 2014 at 10:14 am
Love the format, and the text.
Great to see you!
Sherry Blue Sky
April 22, 2014 at 10:43 am
Cool format, powerful “single night of history, a lifetime of raising it.”
April 23, 2014 at 5:05 am
Cummings like and fantastic breaks used here…love it…and fun read 🙂