Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tears of a Hanky

The following is my own verse loosely based on The Collar, a short story by Hans Christian Andersen. In tone and style, it follows the tradition of the limerick; however, in featuring a series of stanzas that tell a story, it is more like a ballad. In Andersen’s original, a turn-of-the-century, detachable-type collar finds himself yearning for […]

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The Story of Spring

This poem is loosely based on the Greek myth of Persephone and her seasonal encounter with the Underworld. It is composed as a PANTOUM, a type of poetry wherein the second and fourth lines of each four-line stanza become the first and third lines of the next. It’s a most challenging form to work with in […]

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