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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poetry of Yore

I found a black binder full of poetry I wrote in college. It's kind of interesting-a lot of the poems sound alike. I was exploring zeugmas (or syllepsis, specifically). "Ancient sheets of unmade paper"

I also seemed to be obsessed with alliteration: "Cactus Crosses" "Swallow sweet"

A couple are still good.

Rings Around Rings

I saw it.
He didn't notice.
My eyes followed the radar:
rings around rings around rings.

They stretched to the edge of the pool,
still circling, even as they disappeared.

I watched them and I waited.
He was surprised when
his glasses covered over suddenly
with a dozen blurry lenses.

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