What I see in gossip columns

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And get

The best dress

For me to wear

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6 thoughts on “What I see in gossip columns”

  1. Do you ever wonder if there’s a real person under the packaging? There must have been, at one time.

    Many of your poems have this form. Does it have to do with the number of words in each line? It seems to be 1-2-3-4-1. Is it similar to haiku?

  2. I always do wonder. And normally get the same answer. “Yes” There still is, but he/she is hidden beneath the indulging vanity (and in many cases insecurity). Tell me what you think of this http://partialview.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/fdg/
    I like to write haiku-esque, retaining only the 5-7-5 rule. This variety is an adapted ‘Elfchen’. A German form of short poem (Poesie) Elf means 11 and -chen is a suffix quite like the -kins of English. So it basically means little eleven. The rule, as you’ve noticed, is five lines of 1-2-3-4-1. Each line has its significance
    1 – A thought/concept
    2 – What does it do
    3- Status of the word from line one
    4-What do you think about it
    5-Conclusion
    Like the many rules I break, I sometimes break this rule and simply write a sentence in this format.
    A true Elfchen would look like this

    Blue
    Wide expanses
    Sea with sky
    A look at eternity
    Freedom

  3. So as with many other types of poetry, the closer you look, the more you see. Did you just write the one about the sky, to offer as an example? How many have you done? Do you begin with a word or with a thought?

    I just left a comment on your post from 9-15.

    1. I did write it while giving the explanation, but it was a mixture of something I’d read in German once and a little of hurry-I-must-show-off. I changed it a little and made it my new post.
      I have a sizeable collection of these and the ones I call haiku. Elfchen is to usually begin with an object, a noun, to be precise. But of late I’ve just been sticking to the 1-2-3-4-1 format. That’s it. And as I write this, I feel it’ll be better to go back to the other rule and stick to the introduction, build-up and conclusion of a ‘concept’. Will write some more and post them. Thank you very much for the interest.

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