Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – “Meet the bar & listen to lists” (posted by Bjorn)
“One of my favorite techniques to write poetry is the use of lists. I find it amazing how you can create meaning from different parts simply listed after each other.”
“For example, if you just write:
the reader (me) draws up something quite other than just a simple shopping list simply by adding the last line. To me, it’s a little bit like finding constellations from a random set of stars”.
Succulent strawberries means time
for some tarts filled with cream.
Whipped cream cheese will do
for giving dogs their pills-picky,
sticky, and chesty.
Tiny potatoes, so creamy when
steamed. Maybe sautéed onions
on the side.
Must keep my protein up-energy
is in short supply. Some of the
bars do not taste like straw.
I don’t drink milk, but need it
for cereal, baking, and puddings.
Never put it in coffee.
Binging on a television series?
Netflix demands cookies in sleeves.