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Used with Permission: Emily Blincoe

 

 

You

cannot fix me.

My voids are custom

 made, specially designed

for comfort. Don’t arrange my

faults like feathers in a row,

plucked and sucked dry so

you can take credit

for my flight.

It isn’t

r

i

g

h

t

.

 

Written for dVerse – “Poetics: Arrangements by Emily Blincoe”

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22 responses »

  1. Love the feather format Mish ~ Opening lines hooked me right away ~ Strong words here, reverberating with right ~

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  2. Nicely done with the matching of the shape and the theme. I’m impressed!

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  3. LOVE love love the shape of this, and the flow of this:
    “Don’t arrange my

    faults like feathers in a row”

    Great take on the prompt!

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  4. Bravo Mish! Wonderful strong point. Love the format.

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  5. a lovely shape poetry with such strong and fierce message, Mish. ❤

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  6. Fabulous! Love the sentiment and the format.

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  7. Great to write poetry in such a form… I think it works extremely well for the sentiment of being free and choose to stay.

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  8. I love this ❤️ especially “faults like feathers in a row” such a poignant image ❤️

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  9. A fantastic feather shape poem, Mish. I love the impact of the phrase ‘plucked and sucked dry’!

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  10. Each word carefully weighed and balanced here – a fearsome and fierce, but so understandable response.

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  11. The form works so well, and I love your strong message.

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  12. Very creative….love the poem resonates with me.

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  13. Perfectly clever use of a concrete form.

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  14. Clever, strong message, creative–kudos right down the line–and bravo for the finger wagging to those who would /take credit for/my flight/, those parasitic, sarcastic, arrogant piggy-backers who are too damn lazy, or untalented, to do it themselves.

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  15. Don’t arrange my thoughts like feathers in a row…yowza! Really excellent indictment of judgmentalism!

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  16. Great shape and searing words pointing straight at your accuser.

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  17. Love this feather poem! Artful and clever.

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  18. Your quill hit the target perfectly!

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  19. Clever use of shape poetry. And making “right” vertical instead of horizontal ads to the effect of ‘not being right’

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  20. Great use of visual form! “faults like feathers in a row” is a particularly strong line.

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