Analysis of Why the Forehead Dot?

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



They come here

With vestiges of the old.

A red dot or yellow.

In old country.

Admixture, or not.

Rules binding generations.

Binding Mom and Dad.

Do they breathe freely

In this, the True North?

Or rather a new host

Of challenges, limits, hurts?

Their own sort of explorers.


Scheme X X X A X X X A X X X X
Poetic Form
Metre 111 1100101 011110 0110 111 110010 10101 11110 01011 110011 1100101 1111010
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 358
Words 81
Sentences 10
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 18
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 18
Words per stanza (avg) 4
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Written on January 09, 2023

Submitted by dougb.72572 on January 09, 2023

Modified by dougb.72572 on January 09, 2023

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Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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