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This is just to say….

January 25, 2016

….that I can’t write poetry to save my life. Even my limericks are gibberish. But now every writing group meeting starts with a Kick in the Head—thanks to Alison Girling. At each session, she introduces us to one of the 29 poetic forms described and illustrated in this lively book by Paul B. Janeczko. Then we try to write our own version of a couplet, tercet, triolet or list poem with direction and inspiration from Rose, Where Did You Get That Red by Kenneth Koch.
A Kick in the Head

Try it. Read this poem by William Carlos Williams. Write an apology for something even though you are secretly glad.

“This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams.
I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

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