I like the way the branches/curses rhyme (off-rhyme? slant-rhyme? I never
remember the precise term) creates a musical resolution to these lines that
matches the snowfall-quiet of their movement.
From: Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and
poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Douglas Barbour
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 10:42 AM
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Subject: Re: a snap
falls silently all night
& gentle swathe
an ancient woodcut
white on dark branches
or carpeting (again
smoothing over potholes
someone already curses
Edmonton March 16-17 2005
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'Goodbye Porkpie Hat': A slow air written by bass legend, band-leader
and composer Charles Mingus . . . . It originally appeared on is 1959
album for Columbia "Mingus Ah Um" scored for quintet.
Tony Mcmanus "Ceol More'