Her Countenance

Her Countenance
for Cassa Bassa

I was close to calling a close to my career
not content with the content I was composing
then from a cumulus cloud (not cirrus!) she came.

Caring and clever, comely and creative,
she coaxes another canto of consonance
from this cognitively compromised clown.

Cuddly as a cute koala,
quiet as a kookaburra,
her collegial comments
color my cosmos.

(This one’s a got a lot of prompts behind it. Robert Lee Brewer’s “For today’s prompt, write a homograph poem” and Sammi Cox’s Cognitive weekend prompt and Cassa Bassa’s encouragement to write a C-word poem after my B-Movie poem but not with the C-word, of course, and her recent post asking Is This Art?.)

(I’m just proud I didn’t have to resort to a “chocolate conies” reference for Easter.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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13 Responses to Her Countenance

  1. Intriguing Bartholomew and fun in a twisted sort of way! ☺️

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  2. Clever Combination.

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  3. super clever…

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  4. Cassa Bassa says:

    Wow an awesome C poem. Your creative juice is flowing like a spring. 🌼🌱

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  5. Creative, clever, charming and fun!

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