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166th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 166th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Please visit the stops on the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

I’m particularly interested in the use of parentheses in today’s poem from Lola Ridge:

Sun-Up

(Shadows over a cradle...
fire-light craning...,
A hand
throws something in the fire
and a smaller hand
runs into the flame and out again,
singed and empty...,
Shadows
settling over a cradle...
two hands
and a fire.)

What do you think?

  • Interesting that the entire poem is in parentheses. No idea what that means, though. Maybe it’s an aside, an observation by someone on the outside?

    • I think that might be a good theory.