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Lilt: a theory of melody

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 ...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Poem With a Comma or Two

I can't fathom those Rilkean distances

hierarchies of shouting matches

I must take my sublimities in other shapes

compressed and obdurate drinking song

botanicals, mineral resistances

A perfumer's nose, but with the soul of a weightlifter

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