Saturday, November 10, 2012


Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books

I'm taking an eCourse in Modern Poetry through the University of Pennsylvania. One of our assignments is to write a mesostic, a postmodern poetic form, invented by John Cage or do one of Bernadette Mayer's writing experiments.

This is my first attempt of writing mesostic.  

Mesostic poem adapted from The New Spirit, one of the poems in Three Poems by John Ashbery

                                                            that would Be one way 
                                                           another foRm
                                                                   this siDe of air
                                                        turning yourSelf as a leaf

                                                       of contradictiOns
                                                        drink the conFusion 

                                                                         samPle that other
                                                           to be your bReath
                                                                             shAped in the new merging
                                                                           insiDe each other
                                                              where the rIver pours into the sea
                                                                              paSt the ideal rhythm
                                                                             of rEality


Trish said...

Oh wow! That's pretty cool. What a wonderful way to write a poem.

Paulita said...

That's lovely. I like it. Here's Mine

Louise said...

How clever of you to combine the pretty photo with your poem... I really like those strelitzias.

Alyce said...

I haven't heard of that form of poetry before, but I like it - especially paired with the photo!

Susan Lindquist said...

There is much to think about in this poem ... the poetic form is much harder than it looks, I think. Well done, Edgar!

Book Savvy Babe said...

I am not familia with that poetry, but it really works with your picture! Thanks for sharing, thanks for the well wishes everyone!