grandmutter clutter


chunks of myself run
around as toddlers who
hold hunks of my heart.

my fragmented thoughts
consider their future. it’s a
sadly fragmented world.

pieces of puzzles and
toys scattered on floor;
ordered home in pieces

spread a slice of bread
with peanut butter n’ jelly,
enjoying this slice of life.


“Epanalepsis” is a literary device developed into a new poetry form by Mick Talbot with repeated words, according to this pattern:

RED: Repeated words in epanalepsis don’t have to be identical, but must be in context.
BLUE: Epanalepsis can occur across two sentences.
GREEN: Same word used at the beginning and end of a sentence.
VIOLET: Epanalepsis can occur within a clause of a sentence.

(I used violet instead of Mick’s mauve because it shows up better on my page)


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mick E Talbot
    Oct 24, 2017 @ 17:09:15

    Aw, the ignorant to all part of lie, yummy but messy, L)


  2. vivachange77
    Oct 24, 2017 @ 15:36:26

    Wonderful, Mick. Thanks for your tutoring about this form.


  3. Mick E Talbot
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 16:46:55

    Had to reblog it, would have reblogged Elsie’s too, but she has that option turned off 😦 🙂


  4. Mick E Talbot
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 16:44:51

    Reblogged this on Mick E Talbot Poems and commented:
    YAY! Come ya all get composing EPANALEPSIS poetry you’ll love it, gandmutter- clutter has composed a perfect example, 🙂


  5. Mick E Talbot
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 16:37:38

    Perfection, love the presentation and the story told too! The colour coding was just aside I thought would make it easier for aspiring poets or even those who might not understand the literary science behind it. So if your happy with it, (I think it is great and whats more your now the second person after Elsie to have composed one), I most certainly am, and I’d love to see some more, please 🙂


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