Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Karen Wilson, iDonna Lynch, iJennifer Miller, iByron Edgington, iR.E.E.S Blogs Linda Smith, Publisher, iDarden North, iWilliam Pusey, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jo Janoski

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Messages
· 78 Titles
· 588 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003


Subscribe to the Jo Janoski Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Jo Janoski, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Chimney Bluffs
by David Seaburn

When their four-year-old son, Danny, dies suddenly, Mitch and Kate’s grief overwhelms them. Conflicted about going on with their lives, Mitch and Kate decide to leap from..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Jo Janoski
by Jo Janoski
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Jo Janoski
•  Children
•  Rainy Day Blues
•  By the Window
•  Stormy Seas
•  Family Tea Party
           >> View all 59

This poem, written for a workshop, is a Naga Uta--a syllabic poem of 5 and 7 syllables per line in this order: 5/7/5/7/ long as you like, ending in 5/7/7. No rhyme is required.


Grim mortuary.
Muddy smudges on dull skins
Streak across pumpkins.
Wry orange countenances.
Faces etched in pain.
Farmer John dumped his children.
Pumpkins buried here.
Carved in glory for lanterns.
Usefulness ended.
Tossed aside November one.
So soon forgotten.
Jagged tooth frowns, eyes still lit!
Glaring through dawn's mist.
Angry protesting pumpkins.
All Saint's Day chorus.
Chanting supernatural.
Here in Farmer John's compost.

Copyright 2006 JO Janoski

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done. please visit my den: my class is writing poetry and the kids love to read their comments
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I don't think I am going to be eating pumpkin any time soon but I totally enjoyed this write. :-)
Reviewed by Anna M
You make good use of the syllables in this piece for it has rhythmn and lots of vivid imagery. Pumpkin pie won't taste quite as sweet again. Thanks for this one.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
And I'll soon have a dinner starting with a pumpkin soup. I'll think on your poem as I spoon the soup. More poems Jo. Victor
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Oh, this poem does run chills up my spine in its begining (thank goodness it's daylight :o)

Poor li'l pumpkins...hope the "innards" were saved for pies or soups!

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  From Above
  2.  Gypsy
  3.  'The real me'
  4.  My Girl, Alice
  5.  Soul Mates
  6.  Mother Nature's Lesson
  7.  Dreams Of Desires
  8.  While You Sleep
  9.  Words of Mine
  10.  Buttons


My prayer is you will find peace and feel the love of the Lord in the pages of this book..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.