. Ʊ Ƹ ʊ · made of stone · ʊ Ʒ Ʊ . #5lines

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Photograph courtesy of  Walter Parada

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it matters not what type of  stone

it imprisons him just the same

once a young and virile athlete

now look at him ..pleading..

“let me do more than hold a flag.”

ʊ Ʒ Ʊ Ƹ ʊ

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i would like to thank Walter Parada  {  @walterparada  }  for the kind use of  his photograph.  you may find his work at   .   WALTER PARADA PHOTOGRAPHY  .   and at   .   WALLY’S VISUAL LIKES :-)

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i am submitting this to    Monkey Man  .   for today’s   .  Sunday 160
{you will see there are exactly 160 characters if you count every letter, space and punctuation mark.}

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this is my proper submission to ~
One Shoot Sunday  .  at .  One Stop Poetry. go check out some of  the other entries or submit one yourself.  take some time to look around the site if you’ve never been there ~ it is FABulous!

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i am also participating in ~

May 2011: International 5 Line Poetry Month
sponsored by  .  Tina Nguyen .  at  A wish for the sky…
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Pentastich

the five line form of  poetry known as pentastich is sometimes used as an alternative name for quintain but they are not exactly the same. where quintain have a word or syllable count {among other things} pentastich are often free or blank verse.  to learn more about pentastich click  .  Here  .  or  .  Here  .   and to learn about quintain click .  Here .  or  .  Here.

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Gogyohka

this could also be considered a gogyohka though they often contain less words. Gogyohka is five lines of free verse on any subject matter. There is no set syllable pattern, however the poem should be short and succinct. The goal is to compellingly capture an idea, observation, feeling, memory, or experience in just a few words….Read More at  Gogyohka Junction

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18 Comments

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18 responses to “. Ʊ Ƹ ʊ · made of stone · ʊ Ʒ Ʊ . #5lines

  1. perhaps a hint at what we do to those that excel…that no longer get to do what they want but are a figurehead…

  2. Oh, feeling sort of sorry for him now. Nice

    • thank you for your visit and kind comment, leah. ♥ i tried to comment on your blog but couldn’t get it to post. i think it’s my browser as i’ve had trouble at other sites as well. i enjoyed your poem. ♥

  3. You have worked masterfully here with multiple challenges. Thanks for including my Sunday 160 along with the One Shoot.

  4. Well done! Your lines really capture the pose and tone of the statue.

  5. Yes, we all become old. Young, strong bodies are not forever and it is hard for the mind to grasp that at times.

    • i absolutely fell in love with your “Beloved Hands” ~ just beautiful, Margaret! ♥ thank you so much for your visit and comment. ♥

  6. This is so deep!
    You nailed it with just a few words.. :)

    Very well done.. xox

  7. Dani – amazing creative talent at work to incorporate so many challenges in such few words!! Bravo!!

  8. Good, succinct example of youthful arrogance/virility giving way to age’s ravages.

  9. An interesting twist on the classic take – so many take it as immortalizing, as making man eternal with such gestures…yet you see in it the reduction of man to something less than what he was. Marvelous. Even stone cannot capture the power of youth…

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