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  • Writer's pictureCaleb Parkin

NaPoWriMo 4.12: Ways of Looking


Yes, it’s very much like this one.

In haste, this morning…

Yesterday, I ran a group with some young people in which we looked at Wallace Stevens’ ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’.

Then we explored looking at something in five ways (no time for thirteen in the session!)…and this is what I wrote:

Five Ways of Looking at the Coffee Grinder I.Caffeine sentinel
In the corner, the coffee grinder
Keeps watch, all night. II.He buys us very thoughtful
Gifts, like this: a coffee grinder
Which gets used less and less. III.Once hand-cranked, now the coffee grinder
Takes its power from the mains. IV.In the aisle of Tesco, I puzzle
Over the Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade logo;
Which will channel the least
Evil through the coffee grinder. V.A man and a man
Are one.A man and a man and a coffee grinder
Are a family. 
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