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WEDDENGA

A Weddenga is a 12-link poem about marriage. It is done with a partner. One person does three links, the other three links, each link consisting of three lines. The form is 3-3-3 (first person), 3-3-3 (second person), 3-3-3 (first person), 3-3-3 (second person). The Weddenga was created by Alexis K. Rotella on the 20 March 1997.

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

EXAMPLE :

WILD ONION with Alexis K. Rotella and ai li

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WILD ONION

A Weddenga between Alexis K. Rotella and ai li
Los Gatos, California and London
20 - 21 March 1997

 

 

Sprigs
of wild onion
in the bridal bouquet.

 

her garter
lands in
the swimming pool

 

in white lace
her best friend
shows up

 

betrayal
behind
the pantry door

 

over-ripe brie
witness to
their passion

 

bridesmaid emerging
stars
in her eyes

 

the best man
goes out
for a long smoke

 

the stranger who asks
to cut in
slugged by the groom

 

"My son should have
married you instead,"
she says to the maid of honour.

 

his mistress
in Lacroix
under the yew tree

 

a reporter
in the coupe
taking pictures

 

they hold hands
for a moment
to pass dope

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella and ai li 1997

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