(standing)

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standing at one point
of a triangle
evening snow
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Presence #45

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(I wrote this last August at Haiku North America during Eve Luckring’s amazing workshop on “Video Renku: Link and Shift in Visual Language.” I was responding to a visual prompt of a photograph that depicted, as far as I can remember, three bath products lined up on a shelf in a chilly-looking tiled bathroom. [It’s not as prosaic as it sounds. It was art.] We were supposed to be responding not to the content — the subject — of the photo but to its structure, visual elements like patterns and colors and numbers of objects. We were supposed to be “linking” our poem to the photograph in the sometimes ineffable way that two verses in a renku are linked.

I really, really have to do that exercise again. I’ve been saying that for six months now. Nag me until I actually do it.)

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19 thoughts on “(standing)

  1. eve luckring says:

    Hey Melissa,

    so glad that poem found a home in print.
    liked it then, in context, and it still intrigues.

    and thanks for the kind words about the presentation;
    there was such a great group of folks in the room, it was fun.

    and now, of course, it’s time to nag!…
    more, more, more!!!

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