4.17.2013

To Boston, With Love

As City Folk made the
ultimate sacrifice;
Mayor Menino knows--
hazardous Life.

Blasts are still smoldering;
City’s Integrity--
Humanitarians
in darkest times.

Holy syllable count, it’s a double-dactyl! About which I just learned today from Aprille at Real Toads. Join us in creating double-dactyls from a rather impressive word list. This is number 17 of 30 for National Poetry Writing Month. Maybe I can move on to a different subject tomorrow.

18 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Marian. I, too, love the humanity that arises during times like this.

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  2. Your last stanza nails it...and I agree with Sherry. Great one and good job on the form!

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  3. Hope you don't hate me for making you jump through the hoops :-)
    And jump you did!
    Well done. Pity our minds are so full of disbelief and sadness at the minute.

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    1. never! i LOVE tight forms and am thrilled to learn a new one!
      i foresee more double-dactyls in my near future. thank you, Aprille!

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  4. I always marvel at your ability to make any form do what you want it to do, rather than the other way around.

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  5. The worst always seems to bring out the best in us.

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  6. What Kerry said. I couldn't get do anything serious with the dactyl form, but you have used it well for your message.

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  7. Oh, yes, we're on the same wavelength. Good job.

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  8. Excellent double dactyl! The form seemed to inspire so much humor (for me as well) yet you have done well saying something serious!

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  9. I agree with Kerry. You manage to take any form and make it your own. Wonderful!

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  10. Great job with this form and meaningful as well!

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  11. A meaningful poem and true to the form,,,well crafted and special,,

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  12. Loved this, my dear. People rise to the occasion wherever disaster strikes, and your highlighting that part of the tragedy is most appreciated by this person. Peace, Amy

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  13. Humanitarians... I love that so many ran toward the blasts to help! Heroes were certainly made and most will go unsung (and they would want it that way...) Loved this ... I don't mind if you keep them coming - wonder what will be written once we know who did this awful act.

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  14. Kerry and Susan nailed it, Marian—they said what I wanted to say about your wonderful response to this form.
    K

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  15. Lovely poem. It's unfortunate that tragedies like this bring people together.

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    1. I meant that it's sad it takes a tragedy like this to bring people together...

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