Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bittersweetly     [rubai]

Does the saddest feeling require the sweetest rhyme?
ever bittersweetly swings the scythe of time
and if speech were far more gestural than semantic?
we would parse its face & intuit its mute pantomime

[I would dub this "a gnomic verse".]


Blogger david raphael israel said...

thanks S --
was just now revising this!
-- I've changed it several times, but think it's finally settled.

Wed Feb 22, 07:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sandig said...

... thought provoking.

Wed Feb 22, 07:14:00 PM PST  

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