Now I Can See d’Verse Poetics

“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”                                                                       Mizuta Masahide

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I’ve always loved that Zen zinger. Mish serves it as inspiration for Tuesday Poetics at d’Verse Pub for Poets.  I went from sight to sound in the form of five “American Sentences”, 17 syllable sentences in one line.

 

We could never say what the falling tree in the forest sounded like.

It was we who did not marvel as whispering grass reclaimed asphalt.

From our point of view couldn’t see that the World would go on without us.

The World is not indifferent, but must represent the greater good.

Who will hear the warbling testaments that this spring is far from silent?

29 thoughts on “Now I Can See d’Verse Poetics

  1. It’s at times like this that American sentences fit the bill, encapsulating the loss of words, the despair felt by everyone, and the thought that our questions might never be answered. The sentence that got to me is:
    ‘It was we who did not marvel as whispering grass reclaimed asphalt.’

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  2. This is beautiful. The idea so hard and yet so gentle as I think of how I love the natural noises of spring. A stark reminder that this world doesn’t need us, but we do need it. Well done!

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