Misbegotten Moment

 

It was not the shrapnel
the verbal assault that followed

my

stupid

comment

it was the major

pause

between

“Oh                    really!”

that gave me reason
to believe my response

was

ill-

considered

 

 

Posted to dVerse Poets Pub, where Björn is behind the bar for Meeting the Bar.  Tonight he suggests, “…it’s time to talk about silence in poetry. The special silence filled with rhythm and meaning. The caesura. A pause to breathe, to accentuate the meaning. Silence and pauses are as crucial to poetry as any other device such as rhythm or rhymes.”

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