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"1st Place Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period October-December, 2010. Read the full interview with Mr. Mantel here"--ed.

 

Read me
after
you
won't wanna Read
just anyone
&
the anyone
you Read
you'll get

Cacoethes Scribendi

I live 
in the 3rd. House amongst
the rooms & roomers 
of
serial Poets
where roomer has It

Cacoethes Scribendi

The walls dissolve 
solve
the Vidalian Manifestos
Emily & Amelia's plaintive arcanae
G.M.H. posies anew
& Sylvia

cuts a wider plath
Pound-for-pound, expound
in
Bows to the Bard, all...

 

Cacoethes Scribendi

Manys are the ways
of says
Days of yore
nay, the rub
is
Fore...
Read me?
The Poetry of
Christ Crisis, Jesus!

Cacoethes Scribendi

More
Your Cocktail Party, TS?
Ain't no Brautigan Trout... left, right?
Manys are the ways
of says...
Lenny, dear, missed Lenny
I'd daven the 55-yr.-old-hipster's ring
had they not shot you
when
you laugh I weep, cry                    
in the 3rd. House, 'mongst
the rooms & roomers -
Baldwin Malcolms
Malcolm Baldwins
in
serial Poet -
where roomer has It

Cacoethes Scribendi

The Poet Parable & Paraboled
Nazarene
up, onto 
the parched pages
stages 
Sages
sapient sum, but
the cum gun scrawls all

Cacoethes Scribendi

And the other
Brother to the Son of the Father
a Mother of all motherf******
big bad John The Beatle Baptist
all pall

Cacoethes Scribendi

Ashbery brandy
Bly the grace of G^d
front the windows' portal
graces the Bureau du Roi
defers 
the tabulae rasae retabled
to palimpsests
streams of freshets aflow tributaries
ajoist enjoined my mistresses davit 
to larger waters

Cacoethes Scribendi

In the 3rd. House, among
the rooms & roomers 
of
serial Poets
where roomer has It
I live
Prosetry moribund Prosetry

Cacoethes Scribendi!

H.e.m.-H’H.
2.6.MMix.

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Love your work... it seems so dense, but makes more sense, the words unsaid--LOUDER, for the words I read.

Joshua Hennen
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Hello Joshua - I was about to post a comment re: my perpetual difficulty with the formatting, asking if you would again indulge me with the correction, when I not only found my piece as intended, but your gracious, poetic (AABB) comment. It is...

Hello Joshua - I was about to post a comment re: my perpetual difficulty with the formatting, asking if you would again indulge me with the correction, when I not only found my piece as intended, but your gracious, poetic (AABB) comment. It is always uplifting for the poet, when the reader displays facility in "getting It;" this, then, is the highest of exchanges. I am pleased, again to post to Hennen's, & again, thank you - H'H.









In Music, playing does not a player make; In Poetry, poems do not a Poet make.

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HaroHalola
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...yet words do martyrs make.

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Alberto - More than words do true martyrs make, but these I think not, as fidelitas ut poeta. H'H.






In Music, playing does not a player make; In Poetry, poems do not a Poet make.

HaroHalola
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Pay no mind to the non sequitur. I am yet scuttling along the floors.

a
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Albert - Well, no matter, the pudding is in the prufrock.

HaroHalola
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Well deserved winner! It's great to have you at the Hennen's site!

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