Bell
The bell form is an elongated version of a Cinquain. It has 9 lines and rigid syllable count of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 2, 1, respectively. When the center alignment is used for the layout, the poem resembles a bell shape. [if not you get a half bell!] The last two lines are the 'striker' - the counterpoint that chimes the bell! Bells have so much symbolism and historical significance that it sho
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John Richard Anderson posted Jul 11 at 9:58 pm
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Bells
with blues
play bent cup dinged;
discordant, dongs and dings.
Soft and raspy tones that mumble,
rings rung as fuzzy rumbles and grumbles,
rather than clear resonate rings.
Sad Bells
Blue

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John Richard Anderson posted Jul 11 at 9:52 pm
© 2017 John Richard Anderson

Lamp
is Bell,
that beams out light,
instead of ring sound gongs.
Inverted cup resonators
disgorge light and sound when struck and switched on.
Lamp and bell call to attention:
Hear me!
See!

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