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Friday, June 27, 2014

Hickory Dickory Dock

My Creative Process class includes an assignment to create something during each of the next 26 days (35 in all).  Many years have past since I wrote poems on a regular basis--I was in my 20's when I did so (I'm now 70).  My project will be to write a short poem each day and post it on this blog. I hope you will find them interesting.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
With such impressive fortitude
Even I became jealous--
For at once neither tick nor striking chime
Nor the sound of his little retreating feet
Made it past the growing silence
Of my right ear's sensory's retirement;
Now upon seeing the savvy mouse's great good sense
And surveying the bankruptcy of my great pretense
I finally found within myself
The courage to banish vanity
To buy a little hearing aid
And replace delimited silence
With discrete sound waves traveling near.

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