REFRESHMENTS

by Robin Boothroyd

I’m slowly but surely working my way through the vowels with the aim of writing a suite of univocalist poems. Here’s one which only uses E.

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Refreshments

The relentless kestrel
checked the breeze
then threw herself
helter-
skeltered
the crested grebes
defended
the tender nest…
she persevered.

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I’ve more or less decided to make each poem not only a univocalism but also about birds. I mean, when writing under severe constraints, why not add another? For the first in the suite, and for a brief explanation of univocalisms, click here.

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