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ALPHENGA

 

An Alphenga contains 26 links in the 3/2/3 form. The first link begins with A, the second with B, etc.. An Alphenga may be done solo or with partners.

 

It was created by Alexis K. Rotella on the 28 June1997.

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

EXAMPLES :

WAITING by Gerald England

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

WAITING

A solo Alphenga by Gerald England
Hyde, Cheshire, UK
27 January 1998

 

 

always the long wait
to see the doctor
at the eye clinic

 

blue flowers in a vase
starting to wilt

 

caught short
the little girl squirms
her mother looks cross

 

dreading the needle
middle-aged man shivers

 

early morning
terrier barks furiously
at approaching milkman

 

fog-bound passengers
phoning their loved ones

 

gulls wheel
behind the cruise liner
expecting scraps

 

holy mountain
hell for climbers

 

in the gallery
next to the nude
a portrait of mary

 

january sales
city traffic gridlocks

 

kicking the habit
ex-smoker spits out
chewed up pencil ends

 

licking his lips
at the bride's first meal

 

master cueman
escapes the snooker
and pots another red

 

neon lights flashing
above the bordello

 

only one customer
enters the doors
the pub with no beer

 

preparing for her night's work
the stripper gets all dressed up

 

querying the bill
angry diner swallows
the torn-up pieces

 

resolving the argument
in adjacent beds

 

stuck in the quicksand
tractors and ladders
work against the tide

 

tempted by salesman's offer
her nest egg cracked open

 

under lock and key
his collection
of used underwear

 

vacuuming the carpet
her latest fetish

 

winter storms forecast
they struggle with tarpaulins
to cover the boat

 

xeroxing the plans
for the christmas party

 

yellow crocuses
emerge early --
frostless new year

 

zealously guarding
his innermost thoughts

 

 

 

Copyright Gerald England 1998


Poetry by Gerald England

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