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Simple Living and a Paradelle

Simple Living and a Paradelle
I’ve never written a paradelle before. It’s a poetry form concocted by Billy Collins, almost as a joke and then people started writing them. See if you can figure out the ingredients of the form. It was fun to write.
Simple (A Paradelle)

commit to do this simple living
commit to do this simple living
clear the clutter and discard the extra
clear the clutter and discard the extra
clear the living and do this simple
commit to discard the extra clutter

watch your purchases – buy only essential
watch your purchases – buy only essential
stop the frenzy of schedule – paint your center calm
stop the frenzy of schedule – paint your center calm
stop essential schedule – watch the frenzy
buy only your calm center – paint your purchases

eat basic healthy food and enjoy dance
eat basic healthy food and enjoy dance
breathe – feel the wind on your face as you walk
breathe – feel the wind on your face as you walk
feel the dance – breathe and walk as you eat
enjoy healthy food – basic wind on your face

stop the clutter of purchases – buy the discard
watch your schedule frenzy – eat extra essential food only
enjoy and feel the healthy you – do your face clear
walk on the wind – paint your basic center
commit to breathe as calm
and dance the simple living

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