these fragile tyrannies
these fragments surviving
the systematic murder of the self

see how they smartly reflect
see how we do prolific death in style

◄ assimilate

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Thu 11th Apr 2019 08:35

Well, to give a direct answer, John, would be to imply that you don't understand the possibilities behind the usage of the pronouns.

And, to know that you ponder at all, David, is a privilege. The thing about pondering is that it doesn't require the satisfaction of knowing if it is right or wrong--it is a sort of joy in itself.

Thanks, all, for reading and responding, by whatever means of choice.

Have a good day,


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John Marks

Wed 10th Apr 2019 14:10

they or we or ep?


Wed 10th Apr 2019 13:57

Thanks for your support, Martin--reader's response does make communication a bit less pointless.

Rachel ;

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Martin Elder

Tue 9th Apr 2019 21:01

Some powerful lines here Rachel in so few words, Particularly the last line.
Fabulous poetry


Tue 9th Apr 2019 13:04

Through curiosity generated by some readings of others' writing here on WoL, I've recently done a bit research on these forms you mention. I've always been a big fan of keeping things short and sweet in my personal work, so the tanka and gogyoshi may be more of a go-to for my future posts.

..glad to have your comment, Steve.


..glad you liked the Gary Clark bit, too--that's my fight song D


Tue 9th Apr 2019 07:44

A favorite live performance that I revisit often...


..great blues with lots of grit--exactly how we need to be sometimes just to get through with a little dignity.

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