Tag Archives: anaphora

Captioning Affirmative

Any one who has watched a video resource with closed captioning (whether or not we are permanently deaf) owes a debt of gratitude to those who have gone before… https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/21/alan-haythornthwaite-obituary Alan Haythornthwaite obituary From 1980 to 1998 he was manager … Continue reading

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From the Stoa

How does one differentiate statues of Hadrian from statues of Marcus Aurelius? See https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/apr/16/how-stoics-are-speaking-to-locked-down-readers Where I mistook the one for the other. Perhaps they are both Stoics?! Where Alison Flood curates this tidbit: “Be like the rocky headland on which … Continue reading

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Wanting Pell Mell

J.D. McClatchy Division of Spoils “Tea with the Local Saint” The pull of desire is nicely captured in this anaphora. I wanted to feel the stalk rise and the blade fall. I wanted my life’s arithmetic glazed and fired. I … Continue reading

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Bravura

There is a very swish “d” dancing on the title on the cover of The Rose Concordance (BookThug, 2009) by Angela Carr. Here is my own little concordance of lines from The Rose Concordance: [22] cartilage of the reader, the … Continue reading

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once more more

Gillian Sze From “Panicle” in Panicle What do you see? Fog lurking along the street. What does it bring? A sudden surge of birds from around the corner. What do you hear? Shrapnel of wings. What do you call this? … Continue reading

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Podiatry of the Poem

Catherine Bowman “Jesus’ Feet” in notarikon Blessed be the vulnerable heel. Blessed be the footstep, for it was our first drumbeat. Blessed be the footprint and the bird track, for it was our first alphabet. Blessed be the feet stained … Continue reading

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Way to Eat – Way to Live

Anna Jones in the introduction to a modern way to eat [never capitalized throughout] makes a series of claims. I’d like to make a few promises about the food in this book: It is indulgent and delicious It will make … Continue reading

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Ecce Ecco

Look here! I was intrigued by the “half” anaphora in these opening lines by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco. Love breaks where no light shines, this is the dark heaven; the real thumbnail; the rain of sadness Just itching to re-imagine … Continue reading

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Hanging from the Monkey Bars

In Fish Bones, Gillian Sze grabs you by the shifts in tense, keeps you bouncing about in time frames. And aptly it’s the opening to a poem called “The Shaman’s Dance” that offers the perfect locus upon which to pin … Continue reading

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Premises and Premises

Within a few paces, one straddles the erotic, the synesthetic and the memento mori. Because an opulent tongue contours my hip bone Because the music arrived in ochres, greens, yellows Because I wanted the music to articulate me Because lacking … Continue reading

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