Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Who Could Possibly

Enjambment is to poetry
what syncopation is to music,

a chapbook to a book
what a poem is to prayer.

So who could possibly detect
what would be missing?

Who’d say, “chapbook,”
and mean lust in a loveless life?

1 comment:

david raphael israel said...

the rhetorical question is to thinking
as is the simile to assimilation
of meaning   when you're blinking
does it mean you aren't keening?