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Friday, March 04, 2011

Genie for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts with:

One dozen words: flame ~ question ~ typical ~ boyish ~ tangle ~ parade ~ thigh ~ defy ~ smile ~ gasp ~ slip ~ wake
Three phrases: “Say more,” “There is also the matter of ____” and “He started by _____.”


a typical parade, a chorus of runes
wakes the genie with a boyish smile
his tangle of flame slips with a gasp

the measure of time pricks my thigh
defies doubt that hangs round my neck
entrenched in that rusty skeleton key

rubbing his bright amber talisman
I question him with a puckish plea
beg him to say more to pleasure me

he starts with soothing words breathed
in an acquiescent sigh then confesses
there is also the matter of...

the genie with a boyish smile
slips with a gasp into tangles of flames
a chorus of runes, the usual parade

A fractal image.
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Maggie said...


I am enjoying The Big Tent. : )

vivinfrance said...

How very frustrating for the poor girl!

flaubert said...

How beautiful, Susan, you worked the
words in so nicely.


Unknown said...

I like your chorus of runes.

The echo between the first and last stanzas is a nice touch.

Q said...

I have enjoyed catching up with you. It has been a very long winter and I so wish for a genie.....
It is always a delight to read your work.

Anonymous said...

Puckish genie for sure...very entertaining read. vb

nan said...

Fabulous! The genie in the bottle at the beginning, and back in the bottle at the end, again. Well done.

Laurie Kolp said...

Very intriguing. I read it more than one way- the second was quite erotic.

Christy Woolum said...

I really enjoyed the poem.. thanks.

Fiora D'Mestiere said...

Very effective, beguiling repetitions!

gautami tripathy said...

Love it!

rivulets of space

Due to Census work for the past one month, I have not been able to visit and comment. I will be back with a vengeance after a day or two!

Shari said...

I liked the runes chorus too! The imagery and innuendo is magical.

Anonymous said...

You did well with the words; it can be so difficult.

Cathy said...

Interesting poem.


Anonymous said...

Such a nice use of the words. It's so fun to see all the different ways they stimulate our imaginations!

Anonymous said...

Man, what a tease, genie.

You know, reading more and more of these fine poems, I have to wonder what kind of book these words were originally lifted from. :)

Anonymous said...

Like NamingConstellations, I wanted to say, what a tease! And, yes, who picks these words, anyway? : )

Anonymous said...

a humorous genie with too much time on his hands... liked the setup .. and here we go again... and the fractal was so very interesting and intriguing...

Dave King said...

A very pleasant read.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

authentic poetry, well done.

here is mine:


James Brush said...

I like how the last stanza echoes the first. Great read.