Monday, April 8, 2013

PAD 8 Instruction

Coot Ideas 

You know that old joke
about how to cook a coot?                   

Stuff the bird with bricks.
Place in a pot.
Cook all day.
Throw away the coot
and eat the bricks. 

Some poems are like that.
Start with an idea.
Add angst, details, memories
a simile here, a metaphor there.
Then delete the original thought. 

Not all concepts are coots,
but some are.


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