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Goodbye to Irregular Verbs, Part Two

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Archive | 3 comments

Goodbye to Irregular Verbs, Part Two

See what you think. Am I closer to nailing this poem on irregular verbs? I was reading a poem with flies in it, and that reminded me of that night we got out of our car at the motel in the Everglades, innocent as babes of the fact we’d booked during high fly season. Swatting flies reminded me of the bouncer in my first draft. The flies leapt across some brain synapse and became verbs (as well as nouns).  The leap was pretty wide, but it seemed to give the poem a personal emotional depth it lacked before. It seems that when a poem takes off in several directions at once, it begins to look a...

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