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big tent poetry: persona poem (notes)

May 7, 2010

Today’s a big day! It’s our first “Come one, come all” gathering at Big Tent Poetry.

This means it’s time to post your poems (or links to your poems) based on Jill‘s prompt to write a circus-themed persona poem.

I know I was supposed to channel the tattooed lady, but it was the lion tamer who decided to show up instead. You should know I played a lion tamer in a second grade performance of “Animal Crackers in My Soup” by Ann Murray. They recognized my potential for bossiness even then. Gave me a whip and everything. (Here’s to fortuitous beginnings.)

So! My Big Tent Poetry Circus-Themed Persona Poem — in which ring will I find the tongue twisters? That’s a circus act, right? — is posted below (here) with the password. If you need it, email me (it’s caroleesherwood, and I’m at gmail).

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And please be sure to visit Dave Bonta’s post about being a sideshow barker for Big Tent Poetry. All the clowns in the car piled out to give him hugs when they saw it!

One Comment
  1. May 9, 2010 6:38 am

    Wow — love the repetitive elements, the imagery. Now, if this even had happened in Colorado, a much bigger bird might have claimed the second belly as it was ‘wobbling’ away.

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