April 18, 2013: Lin Cava

The human condition is one influenced by many and different experiences.  Unidimensional work often focuses on only one aspect of human condition. We have many truisms – expressions that have meaning, even evolving meaning, that have relevance even throughout time. One of these truisms, “From the mouth of babes” for instance draws to mind sage, uninhibited observations that often call attention to what adults, in their culture or sophistication, often lose sight of.

The poem you write should focus on what a child has simplistically said, and more-so, the depth of its impact upon you.  Long or short, formal structure or not, the last line of the poem should bear the weight of that impact in a single thought.

Submitted by Lin Cava from Long Island, New York

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