Oulipost #13: Destiny?

EPITHALAMIUM: Visit the engagement or wedding announcements section of your newspaper and select a couple. Today’s paper yielded none, but there was a lovely story of a nearly 60 year union of Rudy and Lily Tenes. I chose them. Their story was much happier than the resulting poem.

Destiny?

Trust tested, turned dull

Unrest endured

Listened, stunned

 

Un-nested

Trust turns rusty,

Deny, deny, denied

 

Tired, tense, unruly

Resisted

Resented

Relentless

Suddenly silent inside

 

Tender is Untenderness

True is sullied, untrue

Less results in less ‘n less

True test resisted entry

 

Turn, turn, turn

Rudderless

 

Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 13, 2014. (The Lady and the Bullfighter: A Love Story, Rudy and Lily Tenes)

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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