8.31.2011

street smarts

if i had known
my wings would fail to catch the wind--
if i had known
my fear of heights would knock me down
like trash, street roaring to begin
my dark schooling: don't try again!
if i had known.

9 comments:

  1. my guess is that you'd still have done it. because if you'd known, but not _known_ you wouldn't know.

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  2. I didn't even see the form. brilliant!

    also, sad and touching on the sore spot in my chest.

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  3. Wow! This is fantastic, Marian. Seems you've made this form your own. Now I need to release a deep deep breath.

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  4. hah. well, we'll see. thank you, friends.

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  5. If I had known a rondelet produces this wonderful level of poetry, I would have been reading and writing them years ago. Who knew? Your poem has the smoothest flow yet. Deftly written.

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  6. This is terrific, Marian! Nailed it!

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  7. Wow Marian, well done~ I love this form! Rondelet so lyrical,words strung together like a tiny symphony!

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  8. :) turns out i like the rondelet, too.
    difficult, though.

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  9. I like it. You've mastered the rondelet. And I'll add there may be a lot we would not have done if we had known. LOL.

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