Sunday, February 28, 2021

Rhizome Poem Moan

by G. Jack Urso

 



write now


no rhyme


no wit


no know how

A complex network of rhizomes
(Boneykeriwala)

no shit


it can’t begin


it can’t end


it can only be


quite a pity


when you consider


there is a beginning


and end


to me


                         


Note: This poem, dating from February 2000 with minor edits in 2021, and originally composed for a graduate-level poetry course, is a mild critique of applying the rhizomatic approach of learning and philosophy to poetry. 

 

2 comments:

  1. Definitely has a beat feeling. I would be snapping my fingers now if I were in a coffeehouse! Well done.

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    1. Thanks! The style was very much influenced by the recently deceased Lawrence Ferlinghetti - in spirit at least!

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