Supper at Schnitzels

The evening started quietly at Schnitzels:
two locals at a table set for eight;
is wasn’t long before the rest assembled:
the quartet, Play It Again!, two more were late.

Potato salad, goulash soup are legend,
and conversation spiced with Dunkel draft,
and anecdotes of contests are the engine
that make all barbershoppers sing and laugh.

And when we rose, replete, to meet the chorus
and sell June’s concert at the NAC;
some ladies stopped us, said, “You can’t ignore us:
please sing us something fun, before you leave.”

So Play It Again! obliged and sang so sweetly
the ladies sighed and melted quite completely.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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6 Responses to Supper at Schnitzels

  1. drew says:

    didn;t read it cuz im pressed on time, but is there anything you can point me to that would help me learn sonnets, a website or something. I love how many styles you use so flawlessly and I just wanna expand my writing as much as i can.

    Also I’ve been writing a lotta poetry lately and like you to take a look at some adn tell me whatcha thing..

    • riverwriter says:

      Drew: Thanks for dropping by again. As to your question, knowledge about poetic forms is a very large topic, and there are many resources which cover the solid centre of the subject, and many which speculate about the very fuzzy edges and everything in between. A solid, clear reference that deal with the centre is Babette Deutsch’s Poetry Handbook, which is probably available in second hand bookstores. I have had my edition since the early sixties. A website which deals with the edges and pretty well everything in between is, which is probably a little heavy going, but a way to approach the subject from a theoretiical point of view. Google “poetic forms” (with the quotation marks) for a list of online resources.

      As to reading your work, I have not been in to WritersBeat for some time, as I have been pretty busy with several projects, including my blogs, of course. Is there something there in particular you would like me to comment on, or would you rather send me something by PM on WritersBeat?

      Whatever you do, keep on writing.

  2. drew says:

    i sent you a friend request on myspace; accept it and u should be able to coment.

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