Post by jeannerené on Jan 12, 2010 22:10:55 GMT -8
Some interesting word play here ... which by the way sounds very modern to my ear. I do feel however, that this particular poem would be more powerful as to its intent if it was more straight forward and not so over burdened with language. Sometimes simplicity is more effective.
"Who sees those skeletal shapes of past poets showing? when vague images are all our modern poet desires"
An over ripe image can be just as vague ...
Mor .... I'm not sure why you are so down on contemporary poetry.
... but, always thank you for posting.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2010 22:12:27 GMT -8 by jeannerené
Hi Jeanne, Thanks again for reading, it must very hard for you to cover this site the way you do so efficiently and remarkably well.
Just to set the record straight, I have nothing against contemporary poetry that is well written, it is however the incestuous attitude of its writers that bothers me, as though they could not exist outside of their enclaves, and invariably snarl at casual onlookers who dare to comment on their work in a manner that is not to their detailed pleasing.
Jeanne: Hello visitors....Thanks for dropping by. Lets revive Poetic Horizons. I'm very tired of Facebook and have never felt comfortable posting poetry there. So look around and register. Lets get this place moving!
Mar 30, 2019 1:55:53 GMT -8
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.