Friday, September 11, 2015

Dorin Popa writes

I  am  nowhere  present
nor  absent  anywhere
many  a  time had I the wish
to  cease  existing,
although  I  have  never
really  lived
nearby  the  stinging  nettle  is
in  imperial  bloom
nearby  coloured  airplanes
are  taking  off
I  have  not  been  sentenced  anywhere
but  I  can  find  escape  nowhere

1 comment:

  1. Using a different tone, another writer can rearrange the same elements to create a poem that is very much unlike this one by Dorin. For example, here is "Halfway Down" by A. A. Milne:

    Halfway down the stairs
    is a stair
    where i sit.
    there isn't any
    other stair
    quite like
    i'm not at the bottom,
    i'm not at the top;
    so this is the stair
    I always

    Halfway up the stairs
    Isn't up
    And it isn't down.
    It isn't in the nursery,
    It isn't in town.
    And all sorts of funny thoughts
    Run round my head.
    It isn't really
    It's somewhere else


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