Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Stanley Cooper Poems

481. William, Ludvig And Vincent 8/28/2006
482. Winning The Peace 7/17/2006
483. Wistful Remembering 5/29/2006
484. With Loving Deference 3/10/2007
485. Without Commercials 3/18/2006
486. Word Metamorphoses 2/23/2006
487. Words 1/23/2006
488. Words In Tandem 9/15/2009
489. Words Of Length 1/2/2007
490. Work Of The Devil 4/19/2008
491. Writing Poetry 4/21/2008
492. You’re Full Of It 5/23/2010
493. Younger Generation 4/10/2006
494. Your Not Too Golden Age 9/12/2007
495. You'Re The Top 5/17/2006
496. You'Ve Been Around Awhile 2/22/2006
497. Yucca Mountain Blues 2/9/2007
Best Poem of Stanley Cooper


Punctuation, stepchild tool of writing
Does not get it’s write-ful due
If we stopped this literate slighting
It would be a literal coup

The period we see as a dot
Has such a vital essence
The reason we use it a lot
Is to forestall a run-on sentence.

Colons: are sometimes used
To act as sentencing braces
Colons called semi; help us fuse
Connecting multiple phrases

To combine a compound adjective
The hyphen-comes into play
Question marks? are for the inquisitive
While commas, show delay

If writing is your avocation
And hope ...

Read the full of Punctuation

Metaphors And Similies

I wish I could dream up a meta-phor or five
To keep my poems more poetically alive
I will always be known as the poet who's hacking
If I continue to write poems metaphorically lacking

Similarly, since I've similies few
My poems can be tasteless as cheeseless fondue
Literature in meters, we refer to as verse
Lacking metaphors or similies, there's nothing much worse

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