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So It Goes

Richard Montfort Cary 1942 (Medford MA)

So It Goes

Modern, as ‘twere, poetry,
Dare I say, puzzles
Me, the way a line must
Loop, illogically, to
The next, or
Indent without cause
Or reason or
Illumination of a
Dim lit thought
Of time or place or
Want to
Help a reader hear or
Listener see
The pulse of love,
Except, perchance,
To simulate an ee
Cummings for the sake of
Appearing so, without the
Exquisite balance of
Language teetering on the tongue,
and, what means this?,
not a cap to start a line!?,

and then, the couplets, without
Rhyme or

flow with mellifluous meter
grace and
charm,
Perhaps.
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Submitted by richard.cary on May 25, 2021

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Richard Montfort Cary

Born 1942. Writing poetry since High School. Graduated Carnegie Mellon 1964 BFA in Drama. Several years in regional theatres of the 60s. Moved year round to Nantucket Island MA 1970 as a Designer/Carpenter. Founded and served as artistic director of Actors Theatre of Nantucket 1985~2004. Now living in Western NC, polishing 60+ years of poetry, assuming soon to be discovered before passing over.... more…

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