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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
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Submitted by richard.cary on May 25, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 530
Words 102
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 22, 2, 4

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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  • S.Zaynab.Kamoonpury
    Modern poetry is changing yeah. Your poem is superb. Kudos!

    Plz do read and comment my first poem , im a newbie here but I've been writing for ages elsewhere.
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • ronniefox
    I like the poem. It's interesting.
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • brijmohan_p
    Very deep meaning Sir, I am amazed and feeling to be like you. In fact I am also polishing my gathering. Mostly I am writing in Hindi but few are written in English as well. brijmohansajal.
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago


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