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Yasmin Kahn

Yasmin Kahn

Grabbed my fishin’ pole 
And sat in my lazy chair
I dropped my hook into a bowl of alphabet soup 
And guess what I found there?
A rare kind of fish who weaves magical words
Never a cross word she’ll write; literacy is her sword

How does she does she do it?

A machine gun firing words in rapid succession
The grand marshal of a dictionary procession
Her words are like harmonica notes swirling on a soft current of air

Hours I could read her work

Reclining from my lazy chair

9-5-12
Written for Harry Horsman & Mandy Tam's Contest
*Curiosity Killed the Cat*



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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:30:00 AM
    truly lovely write for and about Yasmin. Hope you get a whole pumpkin pie to yourself, my friend : )

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:47:00 PM
    wow. how did I ever miss this one. She so deserves a poem like this. I see she did one on you too and you both did excellently. Congrats.

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Harry/Mandy's contest Gwendolen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:01:00 AM
    Belated Congratulations life overtook me for a while xx

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Nice to see how well loved Yassie is! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Such a fine tribute to a great poet with a beautiful name.

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 12:59:00 AM
    Well deserved praise for a fine lady and poet. Congratulations on your win, Rix. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 7:35:00 PM
    Rix, you are sneaky, now why did you go and ruin my wickedness.. NUMBER~ lol.... I'm gonna curse you now with lollipops and butterflies in your eyes... xox~pd

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:15:00 AM
    wow! fitting tribute to our sassy Yassie!! loved it Gwen!

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 2:06:00 PM
    lovely tribute to Yasmin, my friend : )

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 11:00:00 AM
    :o) Nice one!

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 7:52:00 AM
    Such a sweet tribute......awesome write and friendship. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:41:00 AM
    lovely write Gwen...enjoy it this morning with a cup of hot chocolate...on my lazy chair..:)) haha thanks my dear...

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:31:00 PM
    Kindness is the key to writing poetry. I'm curious now to read some more of this dear poet you've come to adore. I thank you for your lovely comment. And glad you laughed, that's what I meant. Sadly, the part of Max is true. He did like beer floats and three days later they found him blue. Sorry, don't mean to be crass. The rhymes tend to go where they will. And I'm foolish enough to go along. Max was a dear friend of my dad's and our family. God rest his soul.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Oh, sweet! and so true! I enjoyed this. Best wishes for the contest, chum!

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah! sing it to me baby..she sure is something..isn't she! Light & Love

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/11/2012 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow!!! what a great response from u, Deb..thanks from the bottom of my heart...yes, that Yasminovah IS QUITE THE INDIVIDUAL!!! Appreciate her immensely!! :)
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 12:42:00 PM
    A great tribute to a great poetess.

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/11/2012 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen brother!!!! Thanks for reading..
  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:00:00 PM
    ha ha...love it... good luck in the contest..pd

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/11/2012 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have an idea which lines u would like the most...chuckle chuckle...thanks PD.
  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:28:00 PM
    A wonderful tribute here! :) She must have loved it dearly! Always, Laura

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