Tuesday, January 7, 2020

PURELY ELEMENTAL

At dVerse, Sarah has asked us to
write a poem inspired by the elements.
Here’s my tongue-in-cheek response.
Submitted to dVerse
January 7, 2020
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Hydrogen, helium, lithium and sulfur
went out for a walk one day
and on their way they encountered
copper, gallium and zinc

followed in close succession
by arsenic, krypton and rubidium
it’s said they nodded as they passed by
quite compatibly,  I think

What marks this passage, you ask
which is seemingly incidental
and I reply, as you might expect
it’s purely elemental. 

13 comments:

  1. Delightful rendering, Beverly!

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  2. Thank you for this quirky, funny take on the prompt. You kept the rhythm strong, too.

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  3. We can all get along with our differences. This made me smile Bev.

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  4. Ohhhh. Personification on point. I was smiling from first line until the last.

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  5. It does really matter... but so funny.

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  6. What do you say when: oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, sodium and phosphorous walk into a bar? OH SNaP!

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  7. That was a fun take on the prompt.

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  8. Got a laugh out of this, glad to see gallium getting a mention...JIM

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  9. What a fun take on the prompt!

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