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22 April, 2015: Logo- machy

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by Chris Franke
Logo-
machy
Parts of speech
fly in all directions.
This is war,
& its hounds seek
each defining moment past,
its antecedents.
Sentences' phrases
pass through where
clauses pause, barely,
finding some
chameleon
words pelt
by the skin
of a sense
the breath bites on.

“Logo-machy” by Chris Franke, from select routines. P2BPress, 2007. Used with permission of the author.

ABOUT TODAY’S POET
Christopher Franke, born Christmas 1941, started calling himself a “poet” in 1969; in December 1970, he finished a 4’ x 8’ collage of rejection slips that he presented to the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. His chapbooks are Title (CSU Poetry Center, 1975); S. (deciduous, 1977); frankeana/miscellangy (deciduous & wordedprint, 1996); Paren’s Thesis (Burning Press, 1997); select routines (P2BPress, 2007); As the Caffeine Kicks In (NightBallet Press, 2013). Over the years he has produced innumerable leaves as handouts. Also, he has collaborated with artist Adele Marihatt and musicians Jocelyn Chang and Michael Leese.
 

WRITE A POEM

Play a little with anagrams and Earth Day.

Today is Earth Day, and there are 166 anagrams for “Earth Day.” Here are 10 of them. Use five in a poem that is about another holiday: A hydrate; Try ahead; Hearty ad; Arty head; Ay, hatred; Ah, rat dye!; Day art, eh?; He at yard; Day hater; Yard heat.
 
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READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry is a collaboration between Cuyahoga County Public Library and poet Diane Kendig. Our thanks go to Diane and the poets of Northeast Ohio who allowed us to share their poetry.