Word Paletting

This version of Word Paletting, I just unearthed from the scarred wreckage of constantly-healing grey matter that exists inside my skull; its weird how, all along, I’ve been able to recall little shards of the pre-neutron-bomb’s-detonation era that took place inside my skull; however, these glimpses have always been partial views, short-lived and/or both.


I assume that other people who have experienced a final major Brain A.V.M. stroke that has necessitated the surgical removal of their AVM’s and who have had their A.V.M.’s successful resection surgeries leave them thinking, “Phew”.        


 a(p)positive llama trek


cotton candies


of the andes,  


llamas learn to find their way  


& never stray to catch some z’s(,)  


w/in the breeze(,); to fuel a trek


& rest a speck or pause, mid  


-stream, w/o a care of what  


they wear, w/in midair,


they’re never bare:      


  “the     llamas’     pajamas


    are covered  w/ commas”


In 1987, I sustained my final A.V.M.-contingent brain stroke and, at the time, I was enrolled in my first year of creative writing. What follows is a third method I used to create communication, when I was scarcely able to think; in the subsequent year of high school, it was extremely difficult for me to keep a thought, intact, in my mind for very long, at all; to complicate things, I, for a while, suffered the tortuous experience of verbal aphasia.


This entailed me, suddenly being able to have my mind synthesize thoughts again, using the occurrence of one event, in conjunction with the occurrence of a subsequent event. (Yes, at first, I was that messed up.)


However, the dessert that was served to me, next: the terra meringue, was a giant slab of memory deficit; accordingly, when I was able to use my own devices to produce communication, if I was able to remember where it was that I had scrawled it, verbal aphasia, likely, prevented me from vocalizing what I had communicated;.


Of course, my newly-acquired short-term-memory-deficit likely, many times, made me forget that I had produced anything, anyway. That is why it has taken me 26 years to communicate this.  Dessert is served. The method, used to write this involved the creation of a palette that was comprised of lines that each contained the word, llama; the one line that was included in the poem is the last line, “the llamas pajamas are covered w/commas”.



a(p)positive llama trek


cotton candies                               (alliteration)


of the andes,                    (rhyme) (appositive)


llamas  learn to find                    (alliteration)


their way & never stray                      (rhyme)


to catch some z’s(,)         (rhyme)(appositive)


w/in the breeze(,);           (rhyme)(appositive)


to fuel a trek                            (perfect rhyme)


& rest a speck                          (perfect rhyme)


or pause, mid                (hyphen.)(appositive)


-stream, w/o                          (hyphen.)(abrev.)


a care of what            (start of perfect rhyme)


they wear,                                 (perfect rhyme)


w/in midair,              (per. rhyme)(appositive)


they’re never bare:                (perfect rhyme)


“the llamas’ pajamas are                  (paletted


covered    w/   commas”                         term)


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©2013, m@ ram-zzz…


 

To write this, I utilized one of a number of poetry writing methods I concocted, following my successful craniotomy, using what, once again, I previously, wrongfully believed was me, writing “OBJECTIVE, CORRELATIVE” POETRY. In reality, I composed my master’s thesis on a writing strategy that is very loosely connected to the process I used to write a(p)positive llama trek.


The final seven words, “the llamas pajamas are covered w/commas” is part of the word palette by which this poem was fuelled. The palette I compiled consists of several similar “turns of phrases”. (THE PALETTE FOR THIS POEM APPEARS, BELOW)


As well, as noted, above, there are five appositives, included in the poem. Thereby, it can be seen how the poem’s title was arrived at and the pun of “a positive” and “appositive” can be released to have greater significance in and to the poem.


The placement of the paletted element is the final statement, “the llamas’ pajamas/ are covered w/ commas”; and, the pun of the poem is inherent in the fact that our llama trekking excursion was a quite positive experience; as well, the poem contains several appositives.


The poem’s palette was comprised of several statements, including the final two lines, “the llamas pajamas/ are covered w/ commas”: therefore, I can reuse he palette to create subsequent, connected poems, as well.


Essentially, this can be connected to the acts of a columnist’s act of continuing a line of inquiry; however, a columnist uses words in comprehensible order. Poetry is the best words, in their best order.


A learning disabled writer who uses Word Paletting 3 prepares himself or herself for applied writing tasks, by setting the expect-ation that the wording of his or her writing needs to be the best words, in their best order.


This way, he or she experiences great ease when having to create denotative, non-creative written communication. The fact is, my wife and I did stay at a bed and breakfast, not that long ago, called The Applewood Inn, whereat exist  many llamas. They do not wear pajamas, at all. Here is the palette I created and then used to fuel this poem’s fire.


                                   PALETTE


-Mammas                -Namaste               -Omaha


-Parma                     -Parmesan  -Parma Johns


-Pappa Johns  -Big Pharma -1st, do no harma


-Karma                        -the llamas, in commas,


                    -have run to the hills


The palette, above, was used to provide, not the final line of this poem; it was used to provide the first line.


llamas, in commas,  


run   to   the   hills &  yearn


for  their     mammas,  @ least


for  their fleece, if   not, too,


for  their  pills (“theyre yellow!”,


they bellow!);  as,  sought  for


their    coats,    in    short(s),


their           bermudas,

the                                                                                                          llamas,       in       commas,                                                                                                                    don’t       yearn     to        return                                                                                                          to          their        mountain                                                                                                                  -ous     mamas;     the     llamas                                                                                                          amass, as llamas, en masse,                                                                                                                proceed  to succeed to just feed                                                                                                          &,            then,            breed


This, I used/came up with when Jenny and I stayed at a b&b; “llamastay” in the inn, wherein and at we say a herd of llamas; llamas are holy persons, as in the Dahlai Lama; therefore, I thought, “Namaste”, on our llamastay.


                                                              -Omaha

                                                             -Parma

                                                                   -Parmesan

                                                                                                   -Parma Johns / Parma Johns

                                                                       -Pappa Johns

                                                                      -Big Pharma

                                                                                 -1st, do no harm-a

                                                              -Karma

                                                                                                        -the llamas, in commas, are                                                                                                                 covered in commas

                                                                                         -(have)  run to the hills

The palette, above, was used to provide, not the final line of this poem; it was used to provide the first line.


llamas, in commas,

                                                                                     run   to   the   hills &  yearn

                                                                                     for  their     mammas,  @ least

                                                                                     for  their fleece, if   not, too

                                                                                     for  their  pills;  as,  sought  for

                                                                                     their    coats,    in    short(s),

                                                                                     their           bermudas,          the

                                                                                     llamas,       in       commas,

                                                                                     don’t       yearn     to        return

                                                                                     to          their        mountain

                                                                                     -ous     mamas;     the     llamas

                                                                                      amass, as llamas, en masse,

                                                                                      proceed  to succeed to just feed

                                                                                      &,            then,            breed

-m@ ram-zzz…-  E-mail: mattramzzz@comcast.net

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