Saturday, January 23, 2010
They Believed in Fairies During World War One by Darrell Schweitzer
A sad, meaningful one about soldiers hoping for miracles and not getting any. I like the message and the ending, but the poem doesn't flow like I'd like it to.
The Silence of Rockets by G.O. Clark
Religion versus science in a non-flowing, non-rhyming, not particularly lyrical bunch of words with frequent linebreaks.
Singularity Song by David Lunde
An outward-zooming music metaphor about universe creation. The unpoetic fact that sound cannot travel through vacuum and the stanzas ending and beginning in the middle of
phrases distract me too much to feel anything but an oncoming
Regular Riders by Ruth Berman
Magical girl on a merry-go-round? I liked this well enough, sentimental but not overkill. A bit long, but it had flow, even if there was no rhyme or wordplay.