Interview by Matt Forrest

BULLETIN: I’m pleased to appear today on Matt Forrest’s blog. Here’s the link. http://mattforrest.wordpress.com . Many thanks, Matt. It’s a pleasure.

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I promised an example of working a chain of words into a poem in verse. Here it is, beginning with the list:

drop
drip
rip
lip
slip
sip

Here’s the poem that doesn’t rhyme.

The drop hangs
from the kid’s nose
like the lip of a faucet,
glistening wet, unable
to slip off and fall.
I yearn to grab a rag
and rip it off! Instead
I sip my drink and stare,
wishing that drop would drip!

And here’s one that does.

I’m minding my business
Sipping ice tea
When I hear a loud sniff
From a kid about three.

A drop is just hanging
From the tip of his nose
Like the lip of a faucet,
Like dew on a rose.

Glistening wetly
High on his lip,
It’s wanting to fall
But unable to slip.

I look for a tissue
To rip it away,
It’s driving me crazy,
It’s ruining my day.

I reach for my beverage
And slurp a loud sip,
I can’t stand the pressure.
That drop just won’t drip!

3 comments on “Interview by Matt Forrest

  1. Later that day…

    When I saw the drip drop
    from the tip of his lip
    I reached for my mop
    so that no one would slip.
    But before I could sop
    up the drop he had dripped,
    I slipped on the slop
    and in one flop, I flipped!

    – Matt Forrest Esenwine

    Thanks for plugging the interview, David! I hope everyone believes all the stuff I made up. 😉

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