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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Amor Roma

Pleased to be one of 5 winners for this second-to-last Trifextra. Gold is good.

  Fingers fluttering,
arms floating high above
staccato crack, heels pounding wood.
Over swishing train, flamenco dances;
Sara Baras dances, flamenco train swishing over
wood. Pounding heels crack staccato.
Above high-floating arms,
fluttering fingers.

33 words for , one of which must be a palindrome.
This poem is not a palindrome, but if each word were a letter, it would be : )
 * The title means Roma, or Gypsy, Love. And here is Sara Baras: 

            


42 comments:

  1. Honestly!!! This is bordering on silly, it is so clever and symmetrical. You are a very talented writer and person, Kymm! I am glad that Trifecta has brought you into my world and allowed me into yours. I am pleased that, in our post-Trifecta world, we still have a Twitter connection. Thanks for being such an excellent role-model and teacher, as a writer. Thanks, even moreso, for being such a staunch supporter of my work on my own blog. Your support has meant a lot and is gratefully appreciated. :)

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    1. I've been reading your tributes throughout this week's posts, Tom, and I am again floored by your kindness and generosity. It has been a true pleasure getting to know you and your writing through Trifecta.
      The best thing about the internet is how easy it is to remain in touch. The hard part will be finding a place so divine as Trifecta has been.
      Thank you, Tom!

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  2. Wonderfully lucid. Hope to continue reading your posts post trifecta too.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Aesop! I have all confidence in post-trifecta readings, in one place or another.

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  3. Love the visual detail in just 33 words! Quite the writer, glad I found you through Trifecta!

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    1. That's very kind. Thanks for the love, Shailaja, and I'm pleased to make your cyber acquaintance!

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  4. Lovely sounds and images here.

    I was there for a while

    Excellent

    Ally

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    1. So glad to hear that, Ally. Thank you!

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  5. Ah, man. You did it again. Lovely write.

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    1. Oops.
      Hahaha Sorry, I couldn't help it. Thank you so much, Kelly!

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  6. I love this kind of dance. The staccato crack of heels pounding wood, the high-floating arms and fluttering fingers. Reminiscent of your writing, dear Kymm. Thank god you are on facebook-I want to keep in touch:)

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    1. I have no doubt that we will keep in touch, Valerie. It may take a while to find the right forum, but find it we will. Like flies to shit. (Sorry, I hate shmarmy.)
      So glad you liked this piece. Thank you, sweet pirate!

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  7. This is NOT easy to do, a full poem in palindrome, without feeling forced. Yours flows as naturally as the dance. Well done.

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    1. Ah, that is music to my ears. Thank you so much for that, De!

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  8. Talk about blowing the competition out of the water! You never cease to impress (particularly with the words you use and how you use them), and it was quite my honor to have had you as partner in the anniversary challenge. <3

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    1. Haha! Thank you for your enthusiasm, Renada! And the honor was so mutual!!! <3

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  9. I can't say it any better than Tom... ditto on that.. you wow me, kymm!

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    1. Love the ditto, and the wow. Thank you, Steph!

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  10. You see that there! That is showing off!

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    1. Haha! What a sweet thing to say. Thank you, Joe!

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  11. you're writing is just exquisite, creative and inspired. It was nothing short of "WOW"
    always and forever...WOW!

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    1. Mmmmm double wows. Thank you so much, Kir! I'm so glad you liked it.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Kymm, this blew me away! I'm going to go hide under a rock now. You have the most beautiful turns of phrase, and the way you were able to turn this whole damn thing into a kind of palindrome... I'm speechless. :)

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    1. Don't you dare hide under a fucking rock, Christine. Ever.
      But I am sitting here rolling in your praise. Just for a minute... Thank you!!!

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  13. Beautiful, awesome work, Kymm! So very grateful to Trifecta that I got to meet you and your ridiculous talent. :)

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    1. Haha. Never thought I'd be so pleased to be called ridiculous!
      You raise the bar, Suzanne, and the feeling is mutual.
      Thank you!

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  14. It's like the quintessential palindrome poem. This piece was...transitory, like it put me in a trance. The words elegant. When I read your work the thing I really respect is how I have to say it aloud! Feel those emotions, and words. You write lovely prose, you're so intelligent. Intelligent enough to create a living work that can't be stamped out, and that's what's all about. Nice work!

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    1. Well, blow me away, TNT! Those are such nice things to say. I'm truly pleased you feel moved to read out loud (reading out loud is part of my final edits, always).
      Thank you very much, TNT!

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  15. Can sense the dance & beauty...

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    1. I'm so glad it reached you, Anita!

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  16. This is clever and beautiful and sublime. Really. Fantastic work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I shall take all of those compliments and walk around with them in my head all day.
      Thank you, Tri! <3

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  17. this was really nice, I could hear the clack-clack in the sound of the words you chose.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you could hear it. Thank you, Marc!

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  18. very vivid, I have not had a chance to see much of the passion of the flamenco, just in videos, and once as a young child vacationing in Spain, but the passion stays with the viewer for a while. Nicely done!

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    1. I'm glad it brought back nice memories. Thank you, Claudia!

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  19. Vivid and brilliant! I loved the energy. ♥

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  20. Gasp! This was beautiful before I noticed the mirroring. Now I'm in awe. (Just off to hide the green eyes behind sunglasses.)

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    1. Hahaha No need for your eyes to turn green, Sarah! I thank you kindly.

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