Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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Hippopotamus, by Ronald Wallace

Hippopotamus, by Ronald Wallace
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SteveBook


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Re: Hippopotamus, by Ronald Wallace


Hippopotamus

I am tired of wallowing
in this mud and my own hide.
If I were a poet
and not a hippopotamus
I could be anything I wanted.
A gazelle, for instance.
The word springs from my mouth,
grows graceful
legs and muscles:
gazelle, gazelle
it dances on its syllables.
Excited by flies,
I waddle over to my thick wife,
full of the secrets of poetry.

--Ronald Wallace

orabbit


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Re: Hippopotamus, by Ronald Wallace


Why isn't this skyrocketing into the fog? I love your art style, and the poem's cool too, although I'm not familiar with it.
It'll be just criminal if this doesn't print!!!

SteveBook


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orabbit wrote:Why isn't this skyrocketing into the fog? I love your art style, and the poem's cool too, although I'm not familiar with it.
It'll be just criminal if this doesn't print!!!


Thanks, orabbit, for your nice comments.

fossilgirl1


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Love your style. GMV

SteveBook


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fossilgirl1 wrote:Love your style. GMV


Thanks, fossilgirl1.

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