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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NON-LINEAR WRITING - A POEM, "FLIES."

          flies




         a world of ideas
people thrive among them
        like flies -
        ideas that minute
by minute die their small
deaths
        into a new structure
        that still is
breathless

        hierarchies,
people build them
        to live in
in order not to face their
solitude
        in order not to find
a taste of grace outside
the village gates

        where the sun rises
with deafening steps
         its pace unrelenting
burning into the eye
of the mind
         with no ideas
         no hierarchy
and no time

         burning
and then rise
giving an abundance
easily
         of time and the river,
and the mind.





(C)1980-2018 by W.G. Milne          


       Poetry is more muscular then prose,
or can be.
       How does a poem mean? Not logically,
a poem is not a rational, linear progression
as prose tends to be...
        With certain rare exceptions.
My own work. Henry Miller's prose at times
transcends the linear. There are other 
exceptions.