What do you see # 23 – Keep reading


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “What Made Diane Rise and Leave the Room” by Marjorie Saiser: intimate, keep, snarling, scruffy, line, wake, hold, talk, moment, yesterday, window, anything

Keep reading
Keep your books
Books are fun
Books so intimate
Intimate to hold
Intimate to talk
Talk anything
Talk to people
People sometimes scruffy
People should stay home
Home with windows
Home safe and sound
Sound of reason
Sound of repentance
Repentance of what we’ve done
Repentance for everything
Everything and anything
Everything that we have done
Done with snarling
Done being selfish
Selfish and not caring
Selfish yesterday
Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Yesterday I finished reading
Reading for fun
Reading for education
Education online
Education quarantine
Quarantine all over the world
Quarantine to prevent spread
Spread of the virus
Spreading at the moment
Moment in time
Moment to think
Think how we could help
Think how we could thank
Thank the frontliners
Thank the ordinary folks
Folks who are doing their best
Folks young and old
Old people are vulnerable
Old with experience and wisdom
Wisdom of the world
Wisdom that is fair
Fair and reasonable
Fair lesson to learn
Learn as much as we can
Learn from books

(c) ladyleemanila 2020


* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

For: What do you see # 23 – 30th March, 2020,  Whirligig 256 , Blogging Beginnings ( #AtoZChallenge ) , Day Two


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