Perhaps I spoke to absolutely, however, I was not referring to poetic
transactions internal to the poem or even to direct transactions external to
the poem but rather to the movement of consciousness that occurs through
totally new insight. By not using traditional connectives, either grammar
or poetic, the ideogramic poet allows the reader's mind to assemble the
parts into a whole greater than and different from the parts.
Sitting on the rock but near it's shadow
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]>
To: Tse Post <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: Consecutive Lines
>I don't see how this is true. Poems have long echoed within themselves.
>spoke of "internal allusion, across the body of the poem itself." Rhyme,
>subject matter, alliteration, meter, stanza form all are devices for
>> This intuitive leap of imagination and understanding is part of the
>> enjoyment of modern poetry. The reader, however, must have confidence in
>> his/her "leap" and such only comes from experience in reading poetry.
>While agreeing, I'd not limit this pleasure to "modern poetry."