MoonOverPittsburgh

Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Fib #1 (Over the Bars)***

mule-
kick;
pavement;
i lie prone.
fear looms, pain pending
official video review.

____
*** "Fibs" evidently are the New Thing.

4 Comments:

Anonymous May said...

With all my respect for the inventor of this kind of puzzle, I don't find it particularly interesting neither from a poetical nor from a mathematical point of view.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Moon said...

so does this mean you don't care for, say, haiku or sestina or any of the myriad other strict poetic forms?

as you've seen, i tend to write in free verse, but i do have a certain affection for more formal frameworks. vilanelle, in particular, is a form i used to write in often. art is all about operating within constraints. and while the constraints are either incidental or arbitrary, they nevertheless inform the enterprise.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous May said...

The link with mathematics seems to me to be a pretext for an innovation which doesn't add anything to poetry - just another intellectual exercise.
Of course people have the right to spend their time as they like.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a Fib


Moon
lost
too soon
over 'bars--
Tightly grip the swoon;
peddle high hills,conquering blues.

1:01 AM  

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