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The following poem, constructed of nonets and a reverse etheree, was warped together as participation in Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #130, a syllabic-centric poetry challenge.


Knotted Heartstrings

This piece, cleft into triptych nonets, was written in response to Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Challenge #127, which asks for syllabic poem(s) based on using synonyms to ‘Lead’ (‘command’) and ‘Follow’ (‘obey’). Hopefully each of the thirds read distinctly, while the center reflects the straight reading.

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