SunWinks! June 29, 2014: Aboard the H.M.S. Metaphor

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SunWinks! June 29, 2014: Aboard the H.M.S. Metaphor

Dear SunWinkers!

Where are all the haikais? I expected to be inundated with poo-kus. Well, there are no deadlines at SunWinks! Get them in when you can—it’s never too late.

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On to today’s topic: Metaphor. That stampeding of hooves you hear is the self-described “non-poets” running as fast as they can in the other direction. I get the same reaction every time I mention that word: “I just don’t understand poetry.”

The inescapable fact is that you pretty much cannot write a poem without using metaphor in some form or fashion. But here’s the thing: you also…

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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4 Responses to SunWinks! June 29, 2014: Aboard the H.M.S. Metaphor

  1. Oh a writing challenge! I’ll take a look 🙂

  2. Meta before by richard lynn livesay

    I jumped into the argument with both feet
    Then washed my hands completely in defeat
    Philosophy draws me to the flame on both ends
    And I mount my soap-box, asking, “What are friends?”

    Platonic sonic trust, solid, stable, steps of marble
    But I see flaws and chinks in the armor of Achilles
    As the statue of David denotes no small sheep herder
    But Michelangelo’s towering feat was a steel girder

    Mixing rhyme and metaphors may reach crescendos
    Raising the ante of poor church-mice to bet the ranch
    Increasing angst of a law abiding citizen in a grudge match
    So I wave my right to explore the unknown innuendoes

    So I kick these metaphors down the street and meet
    Again a tenacious, Doug and old friends from Gather
    And go where angels fear to tread in fierce defeat
    To form a form, a poetic mess, in stormy word- weather

    (don’t know where to put this?, Irina)

  3. irinadim says:

    Good to hear from you Richard. Oodles of metaphors in your poem. Doug will be very glad to hear from you.

    I suggest you go to SunWinks! post. You can click on Vew original at the end of this post. That’ll take you to Doug’s post. You have all the info there at the end oh the post. In short you can either create your response on your WordPress blog, tag it with WeSun and post the link to Doug’s post in Comments . Or put it in a Note on Facebook or something you can link to. Then comment to this post with the link. You can get in touch with Doug on Facebook too for more info.

    Let’s gather old Gather friends! 🙂

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