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A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

15. Nothing in that drawer

This poem is by Ron Padgett. It is that line, "Nothing in that drawer.", repeated 14 times. A kind of sonnet?

1 comment:

Andrew Shields said...

Reminds me of Ernst Jandl's "sonett":