a poetic rant

Shoen Uemura’s “Composition of a Poem” (1942)

ㅤㅤnot to burst all those
ㅤㅤoh-so-perfect seventeen-
ㅤㅤsyllable bubbles

but

haikus are to Poetry what
training wheels are to a grown-ass
bicycle

ㅤㅤthey are to Poetry what
ㅤㅤChopsticks is to a symphonic
ㅤㅤwaltz

ㅤㅤㅤㅤthey are to Poetry what
ㅤㅤㅤㅤdinner rolls are to a four-course
ㅤㅤㅤㅤfeast

don’t get me wrong

ㅤㅤone…

Joe Váradi

Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"

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