The New Avatar

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The verse is autobiographical.
Approach: genetic, comparative, 

 


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Cronin started writing—
Prescriptions and papers,
Ended up writing fiction.
I started teaching and, eventually, came to write poetry,
I’m tempted, by vanity, to think
That I am prompted by the thought fox,
Or Pegasus or Muse(s), or Sarasvati.
Or am a catalyst in the crucible,
Or a victim of freeplay.
Or am deafened—both by echoes and ageing;
Or am – subliminally – trying to outwit a precursor.
All this tickles my fancy!
Whatever I may be, say or, do, in this new avatar, 
I am free of the burden of footnoting, free to plagiarize, 
Free to take liberties with grammar.
Great relief!

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This poem found an honorable mention in the poetry contest entitled Avatar, sponsored by Line Gauthier, December 15, 2017.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/16/2017 7:08:00 PM
Congratulations!
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Ram R. V.
Date: 12/16/2017 11:02:00 PM
Thank you, Rhoda, for your congratulatory message:-)
Date: 12/16/2017 6:00:00 PM
Nicely done , Ram, congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve~`*
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Ram R. V.
Date: 12/16/2017 6:03:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. xo
Date: 12/16/2017 6:40:00 AM
This is a very cool and original take on the theme, Ram, and I enjoyed it thoroughly ... blessings and congrats on your win - thanks for sharing! :-)
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Ram R. V.
Date: 12/16/2017 7:33:00 AM
Thank you, Gregory. I appreciate your mature comments.
Date: 12/15/2017 11:43:00 PM
I enjoyed the twirling of thoughts. Congrats on your placement, Ram.
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Date: 12/16/2017 12:05:00 AM
Thank you, Line:-)
Date: 6/17/2017 3:05:00 AM
Nice poem, Keep up. Welcome to poetry soup!
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