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Two Lentos

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Two Lentos



MY FIRST LENTO

Well here's my first attempt at a Lento
Tell me how am I doing so far
Swell that you thought of including me
Hell I could be your next Lento star

Send me a challenge and I'll get right to it
Tend to get excited when I write
Lend me your ears and I'll do my best
End up with my ego taking flight

© Jack Ellison 2013


LENTO NUMBER TWO

Here is number two, so how did I do
Clear I've mastered this clever form
Fear that others will give up in frustration
Mere handfuls will weather the storm

Stay with it, you'll find it so rewarding
Lay there Lento-ing through the night
Pray you don't wind up in the looney bin
Stay with it, and you'll soon get it right

© Jack Ellison 2013



Lencio Rodrigues has created this new form of poetry called a LENTO!
It consists of two 4 line verses where the first word of each line rhymes
and the end of the second and fourth lines rhyme.
He is in the process of collecting Lento poems from around the world
and publishing them in a book. Much success Lencio!


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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Sounds like fun... Will you be in his book?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/7/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Short answer... YES! I insisted my picture would be on the front cover but he said I wasn't pretty enough! LOL Hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:39:00 AM
    HA HA! You surely got this thing right, my dear! I got the request to work on it as well, but I didn't try....You are the courageous one! Loved them! Hugs!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/7/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You should give it a shot! If anyone could do it justice, surely Miss Teacher Eileen could! Hugs, Jacko xoxox
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Well whatever you just said it was cool...Donna

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/7/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Look for my poems in his book in the bookstore... you'll be able to say, "I new Jack before he became famous and was a simple kind of like us"!!! LOL