I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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12 October 2010


There once was a chicken who crossed the road
in order to get to the other side.
The tar had such heat
that she burnt her poor feet
and the eggs she laid all came out fried.

30 Poems in 30 Days, 2010: 24
Prompt: Write a poem in the form of a joke

Not thrilled with my own attempt, but Leigh Spencer has a good one at the Poewar site.

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