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SunWinks! June 29, 2014: Aboard the H.M.S. Metaphor
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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Oh a writing challenge! I’ll take a look 🙂
Great Christy! I hope to read your contribution, you’re so good at creating metaphors. 🙂
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)
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! 🙂