Power of Humor

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2
Prompt #352 - Many From One

"On Wednesday, during our exploration of Wallace Stevens’ work through his “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”, I instructed you to be mindful of this piece of poetics. Stevens observed his subject from many different angles, yet staying true to his subject, blackbirds.

I ask that you choose a subject, be it something in your travels or something in your realm of influence, and write your observations in as many parts as you see fit."


Saying something funny,
making people laugh
in direst of times.


Her sense of humor
was based on
other's misfortunes.


Humors of the boss
affected employees.
They waited on tiptoes.


It was easier to agree
with her, than argue
about everything.


An author whose 
books might be
opened to any page,
and produce laughter.


We lined up, coins
pressed in sweaty
fists, in front of
the Good Humor truck.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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