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  1. Tinker

    Someone, Please Fix Me

    Someone, Please Fix MeMy dang washer's worn again! It "sucks" to get old,or in my case, "drips".I just drip, drop, drip like a cold with a runny nose.I guard earth's precious elixir, preparedto share at a touch. I love it when I'm free!Streams of healing, life saving, cleansing, refreshingwater flowing forth.This is what I live for! Help! ~~Judi Van Gorder
  2. Tinker

    Persona or Mask

    Persona or Mask Persona or Mask is a narrative or story told through the voice of a fictional character created by the author. The word persona is from Latin meaning a mask made of clay or bark worn by actors. (This loose connection to the Latin gave me a forum under which to include this article.) Persona has evolved to be the "person" who speaks in a poem or work of fiction. That person's character can be developed not only through the words he or she speaks but also from the events surrounding the character. The device is an effective way to tell a story because the story unfolds thro
  3. Tinker

    Zimbabwe Child

    Zimbabwe Child Papa cross the Limpopo not fear crocodile say, get work gone whole year. No letter for Mama no medicine. Miriam, she eight sweep floor, clean baby wipe Mama’s brow spoon mankata broth. No school for Miriam no medicine. Beggar bowl for maize I dig in dirt find siboyani root to feed scorpion in belly. No maize for make nsimi no medicine. Baby sick like Mama before she go to clinic not come home baby cry dry tears No milk for baby no medicine. No one see no one care throw away Zimbabwe child. No letter, no schoo
  4. Tinker

    Spoon River Verse

    Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse Spoon River Verse is a subgenre of Mask or Persona poetry. The term is inspired by the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, American Poet (1869-1950). The anthology is a series of poems written as if each poem was being spoken by the dead. The setting is a cemetery in an imaginary western town, Spoon River. The voices make up a 'history' of the town's past residents and their relationships. The Spoon River poem is a poem of voice. The poem speaks from and for a person, not necessarily the poet. The subject, diction and imagery s
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