House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

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Celebrating, sharing and inspiring poetry throughout Wisconsin.

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Dictionary poem…

: Assumed properties,          reflecting panes.

: Multiplication of sectors,          beautiful shapes.

: What we take for obvious --          playing the angles. 

: The trick of light,          and wrist action.

: Devised for the        joy of perceiving.

: Colored glass impressions,          shards really.

: The eyeglass of sleeping,          rotating tubular.

: Strange oscillations,          direction of motion,      of waves.

: Perpendicular to the figure.          

: I am not fixed          on any sequence of story.

: The curvature of the object          ascertains.

: In which direction the dreams are         bent.

: A step outside          the waking.

: The pattern of with.          The pattern of without.

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