Analysis of When I am “Here”
Leonid Rozumenko 1961 (Kyiv)
When I am “Here”, the surface is “Somebody”
And nothing could affect my sparkling day.
I wouldn’t compare myself with anybody
Or with myself from any “Yesterday”
There is no actual pleasure and no pain.
The Silence is my only Coliseum.
And local superstitious rowdy chain
I keep it in the anthropology museum.
Shell is the form. Shell is the laconism.
Shell is the naked freedom of Socratic Ellyn.
And the dance of words in the carcass of rhythm
Has sense when it is only more compelling.
I doubt the phrase - “the quality of thoughts”.
It’s just a phrase, imperative for Ego.
The real clarity exists without quotes
And real me exist beyond the ego.
Each cell has its awareness and course
I am just the conductor of detectors,
With a chance to see how a thinking universe
Observe itself through some of my receptors.
|Scheme||ABAB CDCD DXDX XEXE XFXF|
|Poetic Form||Quatrain (80%)
|Metre||1111010110 0101011101 1101111000 11111010 11110010011 0101110010 010010101 111000100010 11011101 1101010101010 001110010110 11111101010 1101010011 11010100110 0110001011 0110101010 111101001 11100101010 10111101010 01011111010|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||32|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||129|
|Words per stanza (avg)||29|
Written on 2001
Submitted by leorozum on November 05, 2021
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