all the while the pretty flowers leaped

all the while the pretty flowers leaped at the

nearness of you all nature applauds while the parade

pauses at the edge of town waiting for the band to reload

while circus clowns and homecoming queens exchange

a miniature car for several early model convertibles some

star who was once in technicolor talkies as only movie stars

can own watching the negative balance of her fame

grow deeper while missing the greater point of human love.

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dVerse Meeting the Bar: the Golden Shovel Form

Okay, so I did a dyslexic Golden Shovel.  Look at the first words instead of the last.  It’s late, the lighting’s bad….

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15 thoughts on “all the while the pretty flowers leaped

  1. BONUS points, always, for using anything Cummings. And there is actually a variation of the Golden Shovel that uses first words instead of last. 🙂

    You’ve captured some of Cummings’ spirit here, and made it your own. Great use of the form, and a wonderful poem.

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