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MOVIERENGA [1-2--1-2--1-2--1-2--1-2--1-2]

A Movierenga has 12 links of 6 stanzas. These six stanzas consist of one and two liners in each group with paragraph breaks. It must have the world of films, its' movie stars and celebrities as the theme running through. This linked poem can either be written solo or with up to three partners. The Movierenga was created by ai li on the 16 March 1997.

Copyright ai li 1997

 

EXAMPLES :

GARDEN OF ALLAH by ai li
THE DUKE with ai li and Alexis K. Rotella
VALENTINO with ai li and Fay Aoyagi

 

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GARDEN OF ALLAH

A solo Movierenga by ai li
16 March 1997

 

perfume in the Garden of Allah

Jimmy Dean
didn't go home

 

 

Monroe in black reading Mailer

pink pool
for star named Jayne

 

 

under Hedda's hat              Schiaparelli earrings

Louella seethes
into Dom Perignon

 

 

black and white comeback for Bette & Joan

unhappy ending -
the Director's cut

 

 

lily with a chinese name

angel
being blue

 

 

swansong by Swanson

a close-up
for De Mille

 

 

 

Copyright ai li 1997

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THE DUKE

A Movierenga between ai li and Alexis K. Rotella
London and Los Gatos, California
16 - 20 March 1997

 

 

The Duke eating quiche

Oprah sneaks
a cherry tart

 

 

Madonna look-alike              collagen pout

Joan Rivers        how did she
get to be my age?

 

 

Gabor sisters              all 'darlinks'

You look like Dick Cavett
I say to Dick Cavett.

 

 

unlikely twins              Arnie & De Vito

Laurel and Hardy reruns
cure his arthritis

 

 

waiting at the lonesome pine              Jeannette McDonald

Richard Gere
bows to Buddha

 

 

the shrine of jimmy dean

in black leather
Elvis on his knees

 

 

Copyright ai li and Alexis K. Rotella 1997

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VALENTINO

A Movierenga between ai li and Fay Aoyagi
London and San Francisco
5 - 9 May 1997

 

 

all his fans turn out              Valentino's funeral

beatification in Rome
gypsies dance for La Dolce Vita

 

 

remembering BB as a sex kitten

a 60-year-old graduate called Dustin
drives over Bay Bridge

 

 

we left our hearts in his song              Tony Bennett

diamond pins for breast cancer
academy award reception

 

 

those unforgettable gowns by Jean Louis

skipping home economics class
Rambo and Rocky double-feature

 

 

usherette              a dead ringer for Madonna

after two-hour workout
she looks for Mr. Goodbar

 

 

not just a film              fatal attraction

gone with the wind
her seventh husband

 

 

Copyright ai li and Fay Aoyagi 1997

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