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HISTORENGA

A Historenga is a linked poem of 10 lines. Line 3 introduces an historical event or period. Line 6 cites a nation or location involved with that event/period, and Line 9 cites a person or figure significant to that nation/location. The Historenga was created by Jeffrey L. Salter.

 

Copyright Jeffrey L. Salter 1998

 

 

EXAMPLE :

HEAVING CHESTS by Jeffrey L. Salter and Carlos Colon

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

HEAVING CHESTS

A Historenga by Jeffrey L. Salter and Carlos Colon
22 March - 30 May 1998

 

 

 

 

Mid-afternoon shirtsleeves               this mornings's parka in tow

Redbud blossoms           her whisper on the wind

Nesting colonies      13 recalcitrant eagles soaring

Just my luck      the bull market loaded for bear

Hungry fortuneteller:       "Which cereal is charmed?"

Heaving chests       the Boston Tea Party

Author given key to city     his books banned

Midnight        one torch lights another

George grinds his wooden dentures        sleepless

Standoff:        poodle and a powdered wig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Jeffrey L. Salter and Carlos Colon  1998

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