Apple doesn't like listing me as "Will Shakespeare (poetry blogger)"
to differentiate me from the other guy, although everybody else does.
They took my first book but now won't take new ones. (Go figure.)
Since Smashwords distributes my books to Apple anyway,
just go to my Smashwords author page and download EPUBs from there.
Smashwords provides samples of my books also.

Friday, July 2, 2010


A poem consisting of six Collom lunes.
Collom lune: American haiku form;
Three lines of 3 words, 5 words, and 3 words.

Synthetic grassy substitute
Where cleats grab better but
Falls hurt worse

Never needs mowing
Fertilizer merely makes a mess
Doesn’t waste water

No more reseeding!
Merchandiser makes a perfect pitch:
Turn grass under

The perfect lawn
Never wreck weekend plans again
Your neighbors drool

Company sales skyrocket
Oxygen production plummets to zero
Immaculate cemetery remains

No one drools
But here’s one good thing:
No doggie poop

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