Fireblossom here. Today, let's make a list. Not a word list. Let's write a poem with a list in it, or a list that IS a poem.
Grover Lewis, in his collection "I'll Be There In The Morning If I Live" (Straight Arrow Books, 1973), includes a poem entitled "Poem Found On The Dais After The President's Declaration of War On Poetry". If not for copyright concerns, I would reproduce the whole thing here, but suffice to say, the poem is simply a list of 21 study questions, beginning with asking about the speaker and what sort of man he is, moving through all the usual high school English quiz questions, and concluding with a directive to criticize and evaluate the poem. Genius, if you ask me.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Ten things I hate about you. To-do lists. Shopping lists. Lists of possible suspects. A list of reasons why lists never work. Bucket list. Listing to starboard. Passenger list. List of ingredients. Your kiss is on my list. Blacklisted, unlisted, "A" list, shit list.
Your list may be the entire poem (and if so, you'll need to be clever about it, as Mr. Lewis was with his title), or just a part of it. Maybe you won't even include an actual list, but merely reference one.
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