Sunday, March 14, 2010

When a particular word saturates a poet's work, is this iconographic shorthand?

A word stands for. For example “crow” or “cypress.” To what means? To which end? The personal expressed in image/metaphor. Is the reader brought close or held at arm’s length?

With food, this may be construed as the cook’s “signature dish.” Signature style? Consistency and matter of taste.

1 comment:

  1. an angle on the spire throws its back out looking
    for the other end

    sun shines as if for the first time in the middle of the pier
    stretches for the big fish
    askew in her stripes

    A picture of you at the corner
    ready for your walk

    The first two parts of subtext
    are meeting in the middle