9 October 2010


quicker  than the eye  a dry leaf  becomes  a fluttering moth


3 comments:

  1. I've commented on many of these poems at Twitter, Mark, but seeing them together here makes me realize just how much the Autumn muse is with you.

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  2. After the stasis of summer, there is that movement in nature again now. I must guard against getting repetitive, though, and try to burrow underneath Autumn's easy built-in cadence, if I can.

    The difficulty I am having at the moment is not so much the actual words as the layout. Writing in a single line on Twitter, with / to indicate line breaks, when I then type poems out in 3 or 5 lines here I sometimes find that I really don't like the way they look! Hence, changing the layout of some poems here into one liners with gaps. See how that goes.

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  3. I think the one-liners with gaps works well here. A nice marriage between East and West.

    I agree with you about Twitter. Unless we're writing monostich, American sentences, etc., losing stanzas sometimes costs a poem nuance. That's a big sacrifice.

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