Saturday, July 11, 2015

In The Style of Paul Celan

"An Afternoon Walk"


A Gravitation

July travels
Counterclockwise,
Another month
The moon has swallowed.
The buzz of jar-flies,
Flat-winged and heavy
As creek water,
Thick and muddy of
The twenty-five day rain
And deep as the siren call
Of the whippoorwill,
The winged song of
Summer birds and marigold,
A sort of whirlpool of sound
That pulls the season
Toward the center of itself
And is gone.


Written in the style of Paul Celan.

Written for a challenge at Toads.


9 comments:

  1. The winged song of
    Summer birds and marigold,

    Beautiful lines :D loved this exquisite piece.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Oh!! I love what you've done here...the swallowing of months by moon and the use of whippoorwill/whirlpool...vibrant imagery throughout...a joy to read, Stacy!

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    1. Exactly the images that moved me, too.

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  3. The summer just swallowed and is gone.. How sad, and how true. Excellent choice of words.

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  4. summer bidding adieu in bird voice...are "jar-flies" cicadas?...a lovely poem...

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  5. Sounds like my kind of summer - rain thick and muddy ~ I specially love the details of:

    The winged song of
    Summer birds and marigold,
    A sort of whirlpool of sound

    A delight to read this morning ~ Thanks for joining in and wishing you happy week ~

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  6. Wonderful cadence here--and a great sense of the swollenness of it all. thanks. k.

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  7. Beautiful, especially love the lines Sanaa quotes......so lovely.

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  8. Eloquent, especially the ending four lines. Enjoyed reading. :)

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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