Analysis of Flower - Night - Light

Dr. T. Pinnock 1962 (Hartford, Ct)

A flower is a seed,
that rides in the air.
Yet a flower has not the power to comprehend,
but come spring, the flower has bloomed.

A beautiful night, when
the stars shine lovely.
Moon just, sits and sees,
a plane glows it red lights.

Wonderful ball of fire,
blinding our eyes.
If it disappears,
Darkness will be
the commander.

We hate,
We kill,
What the hell is the will???

Poetic Form
Metre 10 010101 11001 101011010101 11101011 1 010011 01110 11101 011111 1 1001110 10101 1101 1011 0010 11 11 101101
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 384
Words 75
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 6, 3
Lines Amount 19
Letters per line (avg) 16
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 75
Words per stanza (avg) 18

About this poem

It is difficult to fathom why a 9-year-old would mix beautiful natural images with darkness and hell. Perhaps nature represents his hope in his dark situation. Also, nature instilled in him hope as readiness for the depressed darkness that currently infects Dr. Pinnock.

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Submitted by dr_pinnock on July 09, 2021

Modified by dr_pinnock on July 12, 2021

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Dr. T. Pinnock

Dr. Pinnock first wrote poetry in the institution he resided in inside a classroom at 8 years old. The typewriter was old and manual with a keyguard. A keyguard is a device with an opening for each key to prevent a person lacking fine motor skills from accidentally hitting a key. Dr. Pinnock was granted permission to use the class alone. He labored there typing for hours ignoring his cerebral palsy. Dr. Pinnock grew up with his family until August of 1970. Poverty forced his parents to make him a ward of the State of Connecticut. more…

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