Friday, January 18, 2013

WHAT SHOULD A POEM WEIGH?






public domain photo (see note below)
WHAT SHOULD A POEM WEIGH?

Can a poem be too fat? Is it even likely that:  if you put one on a diet
(just, perhaps, I ought to try it), it might whine – or better yet…
maybe snipe – like an ex smoker who craves a cigarette?

Can a poem
be too thin –
with its cheeks
all sunken in?
What might  help it
fatten up?
(Adding adverbs
to its cup?
Heaping adjectives
on its plate?)
Maybe give its verbs
more weight?
(Don’t say “sad”
but: “melancholy”) –
or is THAT just silly folly?

Now, you understand my plight
(seems my fancy’s taken flight,
and I just can’t help but mull
if perchance it’s possi-bul:-)

…if someday Goldilocks might
write a poem (or some night),
would it, maybe, weigh “just right”?



WRITTEN for POETIC ASIDES WED PROMPT: MEASURED POEM
  
The above image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. [PD-1923]

 


2 comments:

  1. What? I am the first to leave a comment on this post? How can that be? This poem rocks. I love it, Pamela. After reading it over at Poetic Asides, I had to come here and let you know how much I enjoyed reading it. Great work.

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    1. Awww... thanks for stopping by and commenting, Linda! :-) So glad you enjoyed it... and I appreciate the company. ;-)

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