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  • MHenry
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    Hi, Alexandra the Great!

    It is nice to see you!

    I hope all is well!

    Best wishes,
    MHenry

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, Tanner! In the USA the NCAA's March Madness rules. However, being a pre-Big Ten Penn State alum college, basketball never grabbed me. So that is why the other sports are in here. :-)

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, AtL! They were fun to write so I'm glad you enjoyed reading them!

  • Tanner
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    March Madness! Ah, very dear to my Heart. I pray that the Michigan Wolverines make it to the Final 4 again, and not lose in the final game like last year. College Basketball in the USA has an intensity unmatched in other sports.

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  • AlexandratheLate
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    Outstanding Mutaddo. I thoroughly enjoyed these.

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  • AlexandratheLate
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    Hey MH. Great to see your face again. I have nit mastered the ha’sonnet but Mutaddo did a great job!!!

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, MHenry! You’ve found a forte in haiku and tanka, which seem more cramped to me than the ha’sonnet. However you still do ha’sonnets well as in this comment! 🙂 Grant’s poetic leanings aren’t with rhyme (though he can when he wants), but I can’t seem to write ha’sonnets without it.
    Last edited by Muttado1sb; 03-10-2019, 07:41 PM.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Well, I'm just all smiles to see this comment! Looking forward to your news!

  • MHenry
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    Dear Muttado1sb,

    It is hard enough to write one decent ha'sonnet, but you have strung together seven marvelous ones telling a story and conveying your excitement! You are keeping the ha'sonnet flame alive singlehandedly! I am very impressed! And I agree with RhymeLovingWriter, you are the master, the King of the form. I bow. The form is too cramped for me! I need elbow room! And grant hayes, though he co-created the form, never really wanted to write ha'sonnets as he does not take a shine to rhyme.

    the young pullet
    strutting her stuff
    sports a mullet
    upon her fluff
    the rooster thinks
    he's in the pink
    and crows for show

    Best wishes,
    MHenry

    P.S., I have some news, which I will post separately.

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  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, RLW, for your ha'sonneted response! I won't claim king, just a strong proponent of the form because I enjoy it. This one was written without the titles for each verse, but I felt they were needed when I posted it. Since March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb it seemed fitting, with the wind gust to shake up the middle.

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, divot! Fickle is a good description for March. A little of every weather, a mixture of all the sports (the NFL joining the fray this year with the AAF!?! Really!?). It is all about.

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, Bobby! March is a busy and mixed up month. As divot says, things come in and out. When I actually wrote this a couple years ago Mardi Gras was in February, so it was out.

  • Muttado1sb
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    Thank you, Johntee, for the wonderful poetic response! In the US college basketball has its big tournament in March, nicknamed March Madness, and everything else somehow came from there.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Ha'sonnet? He's on it!

    So madness reigns
    this month, you say,
    through varied strains
    of fancied fray?
    It's ringing true
    as writ by you.
    All set? You bet!

    It's official. Unless the inventors, MHenry and grant hayes show up to give you some competition - you're the King of the ha'sonnet in the zone. I like the way you bookended this collection with the lion/lamb pieces.

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  • divot
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    March is such a fickle month, your in, your out, your all about, the only safe bet might be this poem.

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