Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sonnet Sunday

Hot off the press...

Vacant Sonnet
(first draft, with a few tweaks)

I waited long and finally, it has
arrived, and just as suddenly departs –
the vacant poetry of nothingness,
where lines push at the margin and collapse;

where assonance means –o and metaphor
is like, but never like enough, and rhymes
flaunt their verisimilitude. The fewer
words, the closer zero’s paradigm.

The void beckons, and some welcome its pitch
hollow. The pause between each phrase, each act
glossed over, fill the toothless gaps from arch
poets in love with their own intellect.

And I confess, I wrote these lines today
with no space left, and something still to say.

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