Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Randomling (A Poetry Post)

Skinny Silver Time

[This poest has been deleted because it is included in my chapbook, "Into the East."]

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, KR. I thought of the line "silence has me..." and I kept thinking, "that sounds like something. i am thinking of another poem. i am plagiarizing something..." and then i realized...ah yes, plath. so there we go. if you can't just use it, quote it and move on! ha.

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  2. PS. Is it plagiarism if the only thing you are copying is the rhythm? Discuss.

    Well, wait. It's the number of beats and also the structure

    [BIG IDEA] has me [present tense verb] like a [3 syllables indicating time].

    That is why it rang thru as plagiarism. I was like "silence sets me going like a tick tick tock"- the way it first came to my mind- and i was like, "i did NOT make that up. that is someone's poem...."

    Discuss.

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