Sunday, January 4, 2015

The mind works in strange ways


                                                                                                      Attribution: Kirk
Image: Tiggy the Talking Cat (here)

The Joseph’s Star is a non-rhyming 8-line poem with
a syllable count of 1/3/5/7/7/5/3/1.  Each stanza is
center-aligned so that the finished poem is diamond-shaped.


Touch
you will be 
sorry. Talk you will
be damned. It is a Hobson's 
choice that stifles the muddled
The mind works in strange
ways so just
blink

For Jen's hosting at Mindlovemisery's
Menagerie with Joseph's Star and Mary's
hosting at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #233

18 comments:

  1. There are moments when we just can do the right thing.. Or?

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  2. very interesting! But, if we blink we might miss something :)

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  3. a way of saying ignore those to be ignored. interesting form.

    happy new year Hank.

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  4. LOVE! I am sitting here blinking. A perfect poem. And thanks for introducing me to ""a Hobson's choice"!

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  5. Screwed either way, the cat always wins haha

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  6. interesting form and I have to wonder as the mind muddles. Perhaps, I should just blink.

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  7. Nice. I've never tried this form and admire that you not only wrote in this form, but the poem left me thinking. I had to look up Hobson's choice. I think life presents us with many and we may as well blink, make the choice and go forward.

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  8. Mysterious and alluring!!!

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    much love...

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  9. An interesting form. I love the combination of photo and words....perfect!

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  10. regardless of the mechanics this piece is well done.
    ZQ

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  11. Happy New Year Hank...that's an interesting form...very beautifully done..

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  12. Well written, I disagree though. Don't blink.

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