Schematic phrases

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Poetry has many inspections

each line like thought re-touched.

We frown at fingered collections

of nouns and other stuff.

There are troublesome inflections

and bleeding wrung-out verbs

the wandering explications

of rhymes the metre serves.

There are stand alone conjunctions

in hope that it amazes,


in solitude it functions

in contrived schematic phrases.    


Words and image  Tommy Carroll

◄ Tempest brewed

Daughter in 2020 (Dementia onset) ►


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