Permission to Poem in Plaid

Let’s
………mix
………………it up today.

Let’s play. 
Let’s dangle part

-iciples

freely,
write to the moon
and pop a wheelie.  

Let’s stir in
cinnamon, and sage,
sprinkle pink sugar on the page.

Let’s know a noun,
and verve a
…………verb,
let’s adjective something absurd.

Let’s adverb loosely, crazily.

Let’s let       lines……….l a z i l y. 
…………….our……….loop  

Let’s proposition a preposition,

live through and of, in, over, above.
lets unpunctuate and buck tradition

Let’s fall in love.

Let’s befuddle, muddle, mix and mingle
…..Flummox, …..flim-flam, ….fling…. and sing, oh

Let’s stick our words together with bubble gum,
……………………………………….and write our poems with our thumbs.

 …..

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9 Responses to Permission to Poem in Plaid

  1. heatherdaygilbert says:

    Love the looseness of this, reminds me of e.e.cummings. Love having fun w/words. Still waiting to buy a book of your poetry someday, De!

  2. dianadomino says:

    It’s even more fun with all the colors intact!

  3. Shawna says:

    I wish I had read this earlier in the day; perhaps my mood would have survived. At present, it has gone to bed, although I am still awake. Beware, I warn you: I can’t be held responsible for the poetry I write. I am not myself today. Is today even today?

    Crazy about these:
    “let’s adjective something absurd”
    “Let’s stick our words together with bubble gum,
    ……………………………………….and write our poems with our thumbs.”

    • whimsygizmo says:

      See all those periods? (Or extended ellipses, if you will)…you cutty-pastied my lines, and they showed up black again. Those periods were white. That’s my little spacing secret. Hope it works for you!
      SO sorry rough day. I love your dark stuff, so no worries there…but wish joy for your mama’s heart.

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