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Ed DeCaria at the children’s poetry blog, Think Kid, Think, is hosting a unique version of madness unrelated to basketball. It’s a poetry competition designed like the NCAA tournament, with brackets and all that. Poets are assigned a word and given 36 hours to write a poem containing the word.
My word is abetted. I’m up against a librarian/poet who, as of this writing, is beating me. But that’s OK, because with more than 24 hours left of voting, anything can happen — it is, after all, Poetry Madness.
Here’s the link to my match-up, in case you want to vote. (Yes! Vote!)
And here’s my poem.
by Stephanie Parsley
Mist abetted Cloud in masking Moon–
keeping Cow from jumping over Moon anytime soon,
making Little Dog cry and howl a dark tune,
and thwarting the exit of Dish and Spoon.
Finally, Cow jumped, belated,
Little Dog laughed, elated,
Dish and Spoon fled, as fated–
with all glad they’d waited ’til Mist had abated.