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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Steamboat Willie

Used the classic tanka form for this one.
In case you don’t know the history,
Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse
to replace Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,
who turned out to be unlucky
when it came to ownership rights.
The Disney Company finally reclaimed
Oswald in 2006 – basically an exchange for
sportscaster Al Michaels’s contract.

The black-and-white mouse
Hit it big before color…
But he made Walt rich
Too late to save the rabbit
From the custody battle

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